L.11-12.5b

Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

 
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Ravin' About "The Raven": Inside Gothic Lit with Oates & Poe

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

If there's one thing kids understand, it's how creepy Christopher Walken is. Now let's apply that to Gothic Lit!

 
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gothic literature characteristics
   

Delving into Deeper Meaning with Poetry & Dr. Seuss

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

Whitman launches a multi-generational "rap battle" of sorts, and Yertle the Turtle is unveiled as an allegorical Hitler…it’s a big day.

 
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dr seuss
   

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
   

Get 'Em Moving by Blocking Out Chapter 4 of Great Gatsby

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:

You haven't lived as an ELA teacher until you've watched students latch on to the role of Meyer Wolfshiem...luxuriating nosehairs and all!

 
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stage
   

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
   

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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constitution signing
   

Reviewing "Winter Dreams" & Embarking on The Great Gatsby

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:

If only Fitzgerald’s leading men had “bros” to sit them down to say, “Hey man, don’t be a psycho & lose yourself--she’s crazy.” #golddiggers

 
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nick carraway visual character map
   

Reviewing Reading Logs & Exploring the Devices (and Dashes!) of Poetry

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

A poetry lesson that results in a spontaneous rap session? Longfellow would be proud, though Dickinson would still be obsessed with death...

 
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oh how dashing
   

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
   

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
   

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
   

From the Valley of Ashes to a Tourist Attraction?

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:

Think the Valley of Ashes is gross? You don't know the half of it. (And did I mention you probably have your own toxic "Valley" nearby?)

 
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valley of ashes makeover
   

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
   

Examining Facades & Misinformation with Realist Poetry

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
 
Big Idea:

What do you get when you put together truth, deception, Realist poetry, and high school students? One heck of an evidence-based discussion.

 
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autumn forest by oakmyth
   

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
Common Core ELA
 
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