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Common Core: ELA
CCLS - ELA: SL.11-12.1.a
- Speaking & Listening
- Comprehension and Collaboration
- State Standard:
- Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
- In this lesson, students read and analyze the final stanzas (3–5) of Audre Lorde’s poem "From the House of Yemanjá" (from "All this has been / before / in my" through "night shall meet / and not be...
- In this lesson, students continue to prepare for the End-of-Unit Assessment. Students begin the lesson by reviewing examples of argument terms using examples from Booker T. Washington’s "Atlanta...
- In this lesson, students begin preparing for the End-of-Unit Assessment in Lesson 26 by engaging in evidence-based discussions about W.E.B. Du Bois’s "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" from The Souls of...
- In this lesson, students read and analyze an excerpt of paragraph 8 in "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" from The Souls of Black Folk (from "The first decade was merely a prolongation" to "the half-free...
- In this lesson, students participate in a jigsaw discussion to analyze 4 sections of text from chapter 11 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. In these passages, Malcolm fully embraces the teachings of...
- In this lesson, students examine Woolf’s point of view and use of rhetoric. Students focus on a selection from of A Room of One’s Own in which Woolf develops her point of view about why it would have...
- In this lesson, students reread the scene at Ophelia’s grave in order to analyze how Shakespeare develops his characters through their responses to Ophelia’s death. This lesson integrates RL.11-12.2...
- In this lesson students read Ophelia’s monologue on Hamlet’s madness Act 3.1, lines 163–175. Directly following this reading and analysis, students compose a Quick Write about Ophelia’s perspective...
- In this lesson students read Act 3.1, lines 131–162, the conclusion of the dialogue between Hamlet and Ophelia. Students read and discuss the dialogue in pairs, focusing on the development of Ophelia...
- In this lesson, students begin reading Hamlet’s first soliloquy in which he laments his situation and mourns for his father. Students consider the impact of Shakespeare’s choice to introduce Hamlet...
- In this lesson, students read the end of Claudius’s monologue to Hamlet, in which he instructs Hamlet to “throw to earth” his grief and to remain at the court of Denmark rather than return to his...