L.11-12.5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

 
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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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THE CANTERBURY TALES: Wife of Bath Day 1 of 4

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

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit” ― E.E. Cummings

 
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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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Tracing Literary Elements through Music & Origin Myths

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:

Could combining your students' love for music and childhood memories of "story time" really help you teach figurative language? You betcha!

 
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Decoding Paradox in Othello

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

Being fair and never proud: Iago's paradoxes cut like a knife.

 
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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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Literacy & Power with Malcolm X (Day 2 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:

Tackle teaching productive group dynamics, close-reading of Malcolm X's autobiography, and the value of literacy all in one day!

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

"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." -Bob Dylan

 
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Rhetorical Analysis of a Letter: Theodore Roosevelt Day 2

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Exam Preparation and Review
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Exam Preparation and Review
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It is important to differentiate between the writer's point of view and yours, particularly when you are not the intended audience.

 
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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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Target Practice: Designing an Editorial/Satirical Cartoon

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:

Creating cartoons raise awareness of current issues and demonstrate student understanding of satire, its purpose, and its techniques.

 
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the devil s dictionary
   

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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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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Finishing OMAM & Gettin' Competitive with the Amazing Grammar Race

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:

Students rebound quickly from Lennie’s tragic end with a competitive group game designed to remediate commonly-missed grammar skills!

 
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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

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze their role in the text.

Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

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