Grade 11 ELA Module 2 | EngageNY

Grade 11 ELA Module 2

student reading

In this module, students read, discuss, and analyze literary and informational texts, focusing on how authors use word choice and rhetoric to develop ideas, and advance their points of view and purposes. The texts in this module represent varied voices, experiences, and perspectives, but are united by their shared exploration of the effects of prejudice and oppression on identity construction. Each of the module texts is a complex work with multiple central ideas and claims that complement the central ideas and claims of other texts in the module. All four module texts offer rich opportunities to analyze authorial engagement with past and present struggles against oppression, as well as how an author’s rhetoric or word choices strengthen the power and persuasiveness of the text.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
11-12.RH.8 Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other...
11-12.RH.9 Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent...
RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the...

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