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.
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.
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.
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.
In this lesson, students will take their group's feedback into account and revise their final paper.
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.
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.
In this lesson, students will begin to work in groups to read their document closely, discovering what the main message is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this lesson, students will see what actually goes into a performance as they are cast in a Prompt Book scene.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.