L.11-12.4d

Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

 
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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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malcolm x
   

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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romantic vs transcendental
   

Historical Introduction to Early American Lit

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:

Is Twilight literature? Let the debate ensue! And you thought the Edward versus Jacob battle was a contentious one...

 
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books
   

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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alma mater 2
   

Cardenas & Columbus: An Objective Exploration?

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:

In the information age, credibility is of dire importance. But is this a new necessity? Columbus might hope you don’t have a fact-checker!

 
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columbus
   

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
   

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
   

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
   

Gatsby Characterization: Fact vs. Fiction

11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Great Gatsby
11th Grade ELA » Unit: The Great Gatsby
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Will the real Jay Gatsby please stand up?

Standards:
 
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gatsby 1925 jacket
   

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
   

Othello: The Handkerchief Poses a Smoking Gun

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

The hanky is more than swanky.

 
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handky
   

Word Wall: Biotechnology Terms from A to Z

High School Science » Unit: Introduction to the Biotechnology Workplace
High School Science » Unit: Introduction to the Biotechnology Workplace
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Word Walls can be used to improve literacy in ALL curriculum areas and at ALL levels by helping students build the vocabulary needed to explain complex scientific ideas.

 
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student word wall
Common Core ELA
 
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