L.11-12.1a

Apply the understanding that usage is a matter of convention, can change over time, and is sometimes contested.

 
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Writing a Metaphysical Conceit

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Metaphysical Poets
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Metaphysical Poets
Caitlin  Chiller
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Writing poetry and creating figurative language become easier if students are able to understand the components through literary analysis.

 
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Literacy & Power with Malcolm X (Day 1 of 2)

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Early American Voices & Developing Reading Habits
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Early American Voices & Developing Reading Habits
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Building a powerful framework for the value of literacy sounds like a challenging task, but Malcolm X's story makes the connection easier!

 
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Romanticism Redefined with Irving & Metacognitive Reading Logs

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Ever wonder WHAT your students are THINKING when they read? Use Reading Apprenticeship and a metacognitive reading log to find out!

 
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Good Advice on Aphorisms & Commas the Easy Way

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Revolutionary Introduction to Argumentation & Rhetoric
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Revolutionary Introduction to Argumentation & Rhetoric
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

An interactive, self-grading, differentiated grammar website a day will keep the doctor away (and other wonderful aphorisms)!

 
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Reviewing "Winter Dreams" & Embarking on The Great Gatsby

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Is Gatsby Really so "Great"?
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If only Fitzgerald’s leading men had “bros” to sit them down to say, “Hey man, don’t be a psycho & lose yourself--she’s crazy.” #golddiggers

 
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nick carraway visual character map
   

Reviewing Reading Logs & Exploring the Devices (and Dashes!) of Poetry

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A poetry lesson that results in a spontaneous rap session? Longfellow would be proud, though Dickinson would still be obsessed with death...

 
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oh how dashing
   

Is J. Alfred Prufrock a Murderer? And What DOES "Jilted" Mean?!

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Renewed Focus on Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Renewed Focus on Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Explore ambiguity & allusions with discussion and student-generated questions with two of the oddest cats in literature: J. Alfred Prufrock & Granny Weatherall!

 
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pinned butterflies
   

A Literary Tour: The Harlem Renaissance

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Renewed Focus on Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Renewed Focus on Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Conceptualize the themes of the Harlem Renaissance with this small group activity focusing on the talented, iconic poets of the movement.

 
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langston hughes
   

Dialect & Regionalism Today and in Twain's Time

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Life is Hard. That's Realism & Naturalism!
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
   

Frolicking in Nature with Emerson & Dillard

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Romanticism & Transcendentalism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Investigating occult relationships with vegetables and arguing over the value of pennies...you have to love the Transcendentalists!

 
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favorite tree
   

Meet Me at the Tabard by the Bell: "The General Prologue" to "The Canterbury Tales" (Day 1 of 3)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We're all on a journey and have much in common with Chaucer's pilgrims.

 
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Narrowing a Thesis & Unpacking Steinbeck's Structure & Characters

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Multitasking with Modernism & Research Skills
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Multitasking with Modernism & Research Skills
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Submitting final thesis proposals & answering tough questions in Of Mice & Men: Is George a jerk? Is Lennie a bear? Is this a play or a novel?

 
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salinas valley
   

Final Revision: Improving Readability & Grade Level Appropriateness

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting & Revising the Argumentative Research Paper
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Drafting & Revising the Argumentative Research Paper
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
   

Who Put the "H" in Hrothgar?

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Beowulf
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Beowulf
Caitlin  Chiller
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Language changes over time and students begin with the oral tradition of Old English to note that origins of our modern language.

 
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Medieval Speech Contest: The General Prologue Continues (Day 2 of 3)

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The Virtues Project identifies positive traits relevant to Chaucer's Pilgrims and high school students.

 
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canterbury tales
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