Grade 12 ELA Module 2

Students in classroom

Over the course of Module 12.2, students practice and refine their informative writing and speaking and listening skills through formative assessments, and apply these skills in the Mid-Unit and End-of-Unit Assessments as well as the Module 12.2 Performance Assessment. Module 12.2 consists of two units: 12.2.1 and 12.2.2.

In 12.2.1, students first read “Ideas Live On,” a speech that Benazir Bhutto delivered in 2007. Next, students analyze the complex ideas and language in Henry David Thoreau’s essay, “Civil Disobedience.”

In 12.2.2, students read William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar in its entirety. Students continue to work with central ideas such as the relationship between the individual and the state and exercise of power, as well as new central ideas of social bonds and ethics of honor.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the...
RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story...
RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in...