L.11-12.3

Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

 
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"Beowulf" Station Rotation: An Epic Activity

12th Grade ELA » Unit: We Need a Hero: The Anglo-Saxon Epic "Beowulf"
12th Grade ELA » Unit: We Need a Hero: The Anglo-Saxon Epic "Beowulf"
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Stations work in secondary English classes and emphasize student choice.

 
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"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night": Eliminating Being Verbs from Student Writing

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students need opportunities to experiment with showing rather than telling in their writing.

 
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Introduction To The Things They Carried

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Things They Carried
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Things They Carried
Martha Soto
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Making up a story about the contents of our school bags is a small-scale entry point to this novel.

 
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Living in Our Satirical World: Anatomy of Satire

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 live in a satirical world.

 
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The Power of Rhetoric (Day 3 of 3)

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:

If I said Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, & Ben Franklin were astronauts, would you believe me? Bet you would if THEY said it. That's talent.

 
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Film Interpretations of "The Raven" & Introducing Transcendental "Vision"

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

Watching video interpretations of a source text is a Common Core Standard? That sounds like a plan my students can get behind!!

 
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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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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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Rhetorical Analysis of Pop Music Day 1: Tools for Analysis

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Popular Culture
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Thematic Unit: Popular Culture
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Pop music writers use a variety of rhetorical tools in creating catchy songs.

 
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Analyze Function of Words and Syntax

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Function of Language
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Function of Language
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Every word, and every placement of a word, has a role to play for making meaning.

 
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Using Academic Language

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Function of Language
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Function of Language
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Use of academic language turns into sharper writing and deeper discussion.

 
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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
   

The Function of Verbs in 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:

Different sections of text call for different processes to fully engage the readers in the argument.

 
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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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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

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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