L.11-12.3a

Vary syntax for effect, consulting references (e.g., Tufte's Artful Sentences) for guidance as needed; apply an understanding of syntax to the study of complex texts when reading.

 
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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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use commas pic
   

Credible or Incredible? Smith & Bradford Face Off

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:

Who to believe...a man accused of the "erasure" of colonial history or a man elected as governor 30 times? The answer might surprise you.

 
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scale
   

Declaring Independence with Style & Collaboration

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:

Using collaboration to analyze the Declaration of Independence, one of the greatest collaborations of all time, is an irony not lost on me!

 
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puzzle
   

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
   

Evaluating Theses & Building Background for Of Mice & Men

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:

Using student-generated surveys to narrow thesis statements, foreshadowing with Robert Burns, & scoping out Lennie and George all in a day!

 
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mouse
   

Improving Variety & Flow with Subordinate Clauses and Rapper Style

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

While I'm not saying students should go Joyce-style with 4,391-word sentences, adding subordinate clauses for interest couldn't hurt, right?

 
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adverb adjective clauses lesson
   

MACBETH Day Two: Act I, Scene i through Scene iii

12th Grade ELA » Unit: MACBETH
12th Grade ELA » Unit: MACBETH
Dr. Elizabeth Watts Bromery
Pembroke Pines, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"Man is fully responsible for his nature and choices." --- Jean-Paul Sartre

 
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macbeth character map first slide in
   

Research Reading Strategies & Modernism with "The Turtle"

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:

Get reflective with data-driven discussion on reading strategies for research & an investigation of allegory with a fierce Modernist turtle!

 
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turtle
   

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
   

Understanding the Structure of Memoir

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Memoir is not simply story-telling; it is highly structured to use personal experiences to develop broader central ideas and arguments.

 
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memoir genre
   

Who Are You Calling Disobedient? Mini-Research Project (Day 3 of 3)

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Make an argument immersive by adding an oral component. It layers reading, writing, and speaking skills, and it's WAY easier to grade. Win!

 
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argumentative presentation peer evaluation directions
   

Utilizing Effective Peer Reviews & Crafting Intros and Conclusions

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
 
Big Idea:

Rejuvenate peer reviews, return relevance to conclusions, & banish the "I am going to tell you about…" introduction from your life FOREVER!

 
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bookends
   

Plagiarism Prevention & Grammar Help with Turnitin.com

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
 
Big Idea:

Do your students a favor & help them become more self-sufficient evaluators with online tools like Turnitin.com and video tutorials!

 
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digital revisions
   

Who Are You Calling Disobedient? Mini-Research Project (Day 2 of 3)

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Arguing with the Transcendentalists Mini-Unit
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

So if 65% of the population learns visually, we should probably create a pretty awesome presentation to support our argument, right?

 
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is your bachelors degree worth it infographic
   

A Mini Lesson On Syntax As Students Draft An Essay

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Responses To The Things They Carried
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Responses To The Things They Carried
Martha Soto
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
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Imitating unfamiliar sentence structures is a great way of “playing” with language.

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pix minilessonsyntax
Common Core ELA
 
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