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Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments
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Students are often asked to perform speeches, but rarely do we require students to analyze speeches as carefully as we study works of literature. In this unit, students are required to identify the rhetorical strategies in a famous speech and the specific purpose for each chosen device. They will write an essay about its effectiveness and why it is still famous after all these years.

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Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Date Added:
11/18/2020
Analyzing Grammar Pet Peeves
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By analyzing Dear AbbyŐs ŇrantÓ about bad grammar usage, students become aware that attitudes about race, social class, moral and ethical character, and ŇproperÓ language use are intertwined.

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Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar, and Vocabulary
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/18/2020
English Language Arts, Grade 11, American Dreamers, Evaluating and Responding, Peer Response Groups
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In this lesson, students will meet with their writing group to edit their papers. They'll learn the protocols and routines for responding to classmates' writing, and they will make a plan for revising their paper.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, American Dreamers, Evaluating and Responding, Personal Visions of the American Dream
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In this lesson, students will begin to plan for their final paper, in which they will argue for their personal vision of the American Dream.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, American Dreamers, Making the Case for..., Portraying Your Character
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In this lesson, students will begin to make concrete plans about how to portray their character in their presentation and how to structure their argument in order to best appeal to their audience.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, American Dreamers, Making the Case for..., Reading about the American Dream
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In this lesson, students will meet with their Independent Reading group to discuss their book and how it relates to the conversations they have been having about the American Dream.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Can Cheaters Be Winners?, Can Cheaters Be Winners?, Survey & Discussion On Cheating
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In this lesson, students will take a survey on cheating and discuss it with the class. Then they will read and annotate “Stuyvesant Students Describe the How and the Why of Cheating,” noting the claims, counterclaims, reasons, and evidence in the article.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Can Cheaters Be Winners?, Can Cheaters Be Winners?, The Concept Of Cheating Excercise
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In this lesson, students will revisit the articles on cheating that they have read so far. Then they will create metaphors, similes, and skits based on the concept of cheating.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Much Ado About Nothing, How Do We Judge People?, Shakespeare Performed
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In this lesson, students will see some of Shakespeare’s genius as performed. They may find that even if they do not know every word, they can certainly understand a lot of what is happening.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Much Ado About Nothing, How Do We Judge People?, Types of Humor
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In this lesson, students will learn to identify different kinds of humor in Much Ado About Nothing and see how Shakespeare’s use of prose in certain scenes, not iambic pentameter, helps with the comedic effect.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Name That Theme, Name That Theme, Culminating Assessment (Writing Portion)
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 In this lesson, you will take the writing portion of the culminating assessment. You will continue to use the skills you have learned in the first three lessons of this unit.Today, students will take the writing portion of the culminating assessment.They will reflect on all the material they have read in this unit, and they will use their understanding of all the material presented to them to write an essay. You will evaluate their work in both reading comprehension and writing.Lesson PreparationRead the lesson and student content.Anticipate student difficulties and identify the differentiation options you will choose for working with your students.If you have students on an IEP or other accommodations, check to see whether they receive extended time or need an alternative test setting. Work with the professional supporting SWDs to make sure student needs are met.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Name That Theme, Name That Theme, Visual Representation
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In this lesson, students will consider the difference between a theme and amain idea and create a visual representation comparing your two texts. Finally, they'll talk about why and how you can cite evidence from texts.In this lesson, students will consider the difference between a theme and amain idea and create a visual representation comparing their two texts. Finally, they’ll talk about why and how they can cite evidence from texts.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Project: Growing Up Digital, Communicating a Digital Experience, Exhibit Creative Format
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In this lesson, students will finalize and set up their exhibits. This lesson is their opportunity to bring together all of their research and understanding into a creative format for other people to experience.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Project: Growing Up Digital, Communicating a Digital Experience, Exploring A Digital Native Exhibit
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Today students will explore one another's Digital Native museum exhibits. They'll have a chance to think about each exhibit and make notes about how it accomplishes the scoring criteria.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Project: Growing Up Digital, The Effect of Digital Connectivity, Essay Feedback
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In today's lesson, students will give and receive thoughtful feedback on their argument essay. They will also explore the use of transitions and logic in writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Project: Growing Up Digital, The Effect of Digital Connectivity, Modern Life On The Internet
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In this lesson, you will read and explore an allegory of modern life on the Internet. You will have a chance to create your own allegory to develop your thoughts about how constant digital connections have shaped our world.In this lesson, students will read and explore an allegory of modern life on the Internet. They will have a chance to create their own allegory to develop their thoughts about how constant digital connections have shaped our world.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Project: Growing Up Digital, The Effect of Digital Connectivity, Research On Information & Interaction
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In this lesson, you will consider the ways that ubiquitous computing has changed how we interact with information and how it has changed how we think about knowledge. You'll also have an opportunity to research independently.In this lesson, students will consider the ways that ubiquitous computing has changed how we interact with information and how it has changed how we think about knowledge. They'll also have an opportunity to research independently.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Revolution, Dickens as Storyteller, Novel Settings
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In this lesson, after they envision the setting of the novel, students will hear about a tableau and take part in creating one for presentation to the class. Finally, students will consider ways in which Dickens creates suspense and mystery.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Revolution, Revolutionary Writing, Extended Metaphors
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In this lesson, you will talk about how extended metaphors function in a literary work, and how Dickens uses many in his descriptions.In this lesson, students will talk about how extended metaphors function in a literary work, and how Dickens uses many in his descriptions.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Revolution, The Rebels, Mood Establishment In Scenes
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In this lesson, students will review the ways in which Dickens establishes a mood in the scenes in Paris, creating suspense and shaping the readers’ opinions of the Revolution. They will also review the way the “two cities” (London and Paris) compare.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, Class, Race, and Identity, Compare and Contrast Two Main Characters
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In this lesson, students will reflect on the main characters in the two short stories they have read recently. They will begin a short paper about these stories.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, Class, Race, and Identity, Identity and Persona Across Genres
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In this lesson, you will explore how writers address issues of identity and persona across genres. You will read a famous poem “We Wear the Mask,” and consider how it relates to your other readings.In this lesson, students will explore how writers address issues of identity and persona across genres. They will read a famous poem “We Wear the Mask,” and consider how it relates to other readings.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, Class, Race, and Identity, Role of the Female Protagonist
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In this lesson, students will read and annotate the short story “A Warrior's Daughter” and consider the female protagonist's roles in her society. They'll also reflect on their own roles and how those roles change.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, Culminating Project and Paper, Journal Entries
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In this lesson, students will reflect on the project presentations, read two more short stories, and complete Dialectical Journal entries for each.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, Culminating Project and Paper, Project Presentation
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In this lesson, students will present their projects to the class. They will reflect on their own project and those of the other groups in the class.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, "The Things They Carried", Dialectical Journal
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In this lesson, students will discuss the rest of “The Things They Carried.” They will also complete a Dialectical Journal entry and share it with the class.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 11, The American Short Story, "The Things They Carried", Essay Structure
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In the final lesson in this episode, and as a warm-up for the final essay and project, students will discuss the organization of the student sample essay “The Search for Knowledge.”

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Chris Adcock
Date Added:
03/04/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Global Issues, Granting Refuge, Case Presentations
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Whom should we let in? In this lesson, the defense, prosecution, and teenager from two cases will make their presentations. The policy board members will decide each case. Those observing will take notes, listing arguments for and against granting asylum.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
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Date Added:
02/25/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Global Issues, Report of Information, Detailed Draft Report
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In this lesson, you'll use your detailed outline to write an initial draft of your report. You'll share your writing in triads and receive feedback. Your essay may be chosen for Author's Chair. You'll revise the body of your report and consider ways to embed multimedia elements.In this lesson, students will use their detailed outline to write an initial draft of their report. They’ll share their writing in triads and receive feedback. Their essay may be chosen for Author’s Chair. Students will revise the body of their report and consider ways to embed multimedia elements.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson Plan
Author:
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Date Added:
02/25/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Global Issues, Report of Information, Report Presentations
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Congratulations on all the writing you have completed in this unit! In this lesson, selected students will present their work. After those presentations, you'll submit your report and write a reflection on what it means to be a civilized citizen.Congratulations on all the writing students have completed in this unit! In this lesson, selected students will present their work. After those presentations, they’ll submit their report and write a reflection on what it means to be a civilized citizen.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
OER Administrator
Date Added:
02/25/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Global Issues, Report of Information, Reviewing Granted Asylums
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In this lesson, you'll see who the class thought should be granted asylum. You'll learn about your next assignment: a report on an issue from your Independent Reading book. You'll choose your issue, submit it to your teacher, and start working.In this lesson, students will see who the class thought should be granted asylum. They’ll learn about their next assignment: a report on an issue from their Independent Reading book. Students will choose their issue, submit it to you, and start working.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
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Date Added:
02/25/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Global Issues, The Tempest: Who Is Civilized?, Examining Characters Actions & Persona
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In this lesson, students will write about and discuss this question: Who is enslaved in The Tempest? They’ll read, annotate, write about, and discuss act 5. Then students will take on the persona of one of the characters and explain their actions.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
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Date Added:
02/25/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Global Issues, The Tempest: Who Is Civilized?, O'Toole Essay on Technology
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Which character in The Tempest has been treated most unfairly? In this lesson, students will continue that discussion. Then they’ll share their annotation of the O’Toole essay and write about whether technology can be used to “suppress and subjugate.” Students will also plan for their “Who Is Civilized?” essay.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Date Added:
02/25/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Project: Self-Portrait, Artifacts of Change, A Timeline Of Events
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Now it’s time for students to start planning their written chapter. They’ll read prior journal entries and written assignments to help them decide what they want to write about. As they start planning, they’ll consider what anecdotes and memorable characters to include and create a timeline of events.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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02/25/2021
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Project: Self-Portrait, Artifacts of Change, Brainstorming Exercise
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The purpose of this third informational Benchmark Assessment (Cold Write) is to determine what students know about informational writing. Students respond to a writing prompt, and you will score results as a measure of progress in subsequent assessments. Then students will brainstorm what they want to communicate in their self-portrait and begin to outline their self-portrait.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Author:
OER Administrator
Date Added:
02/25/2021