In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 11–12 of "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" (from "It is the wise mother that has the wise son" to "so in her elevation shall the race be recreated"), in which Cady Stanton describes the need to grant women voting rights so that future generations of children can be redeemed.
Students analyze how Cady Stanton introduces or develops ideas as well as how she uses figurative language to further develop her ideas. Additionally, this lesson features targeted writing instruction on standard W.11-12.2.f. Students discuss how concluding statements support previously presented information or explanations. Student learning is assessed via a Quick Write revision at the end of the lesson: Expand and develop your 11.2.2 Lesson 5 Quick Write response by refining your evidence selection or adding more significant and relevant evidence from paragraphs 11–12 and providing a concluding statement. For homework, students should continue to read their Accountable Independent Reading (AIR) texts through the lens of a focus standard of their choice and conduct a brief search on Joan of Arc to prepare for the next lesson.