L.11-12.4c

Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, its etymology, or its standard usage.

 
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An Allegorical Investigation of "The Minister's Black Veil"

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

Making the leap from finding allegory in "Horton Hears a Who" to finding allegory in "The Minister's Black Veil" is easier than you'd think!

 
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Extended Metaphor with the Puritans & Shel Silverstein

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:

Life is a notebook, my parents are trees, and Jonathan Edwards wants to be a spinning wheel. Can you hold your own with extended metaphors?

 
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tree
   

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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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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Pick and a Shovel: Digging Out Theme and Meaning in Shakespeare's and Language

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Shakespearean Drama: Othello
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Shakespearean Drama: Othello
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Decoding language to find Shakespeare's voice.

 
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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
   

Pop Up Debates: Chasing the Dream or Fleeing an Inescapable Past?

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:

Objects in mirrors may be closer than they appear, but could someone tell Gatsby that they're still BEHIND him?

 
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rearview mirror
   

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
   

Gettin' Political with the Transcendentalists

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:

"Today, we'll be learning more about argumentation." It's amazing how such a small sentence strikes such great terror into parents.

 
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thoreau be good
   

Tracking Common Themes in Post-Modern Poetry

11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
11th Grade ELA » Unit: A Brief Introduction to Post-Modernism
Cassy McCoy Carey
Rochester, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What do Star Wars, WALL-E, Sylvia Plath, National Treasure, Martin Espada, Forest Gump, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Fight Club have in common?

 
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mountain road
   

Juxtaposing Mainstream Lit and Native American Lit

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Literature
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Literature
Martha Soto
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Juxtaposing Mainstream and Native American Literature to gain deeper understanding of both.

 
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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
   

Completing Gatsby's "Holocaust" & an ACT English Post-Test

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:

Gatsby didn’t believe he’d ever have Daisy & Tom doled out Gatsby’s address to a crazed George. Think I’m lying, kiddos? Look at the text!!

 
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pool
   

The Prologue Continued....Irony

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Canterbury Tales - A Knight's Tale
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Canterbury Tales - A Knight's Tale
Caitlin  Chiller
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What does a character's description tell us about them? How does irony add a richness and complexity to a character's description?

 
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