Grades 11-12 ELA, Reading Closely for Textual Details: Lay Down All My Joys

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Overview
This English Language Arts /Literacy Unit empowers students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: Reading complex texts closely to analyze textual details and deepen understanding.

This unit develops students’ abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors’ perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about the Civil War.

Unit Components
The unit components are divided into separate PDF files for ease of use. The files may be downloaded individually or in a single zip file.

UNIT PLAN AND TEXTS HANDOUTS
RC Unit Plan – G11-12 Lay Down All My Joys
RC Unit Texts – G11-12 Lay Down All My Joys
Guiding Questions Handout
Reading Closely Checklist
TCD Checklist
MODEL TOOLS TOOLS
Questioning Texts – Whitman
Analyzing Details – Whitman
Questioning Texts
Analyzing Details

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Zip File: This file contains ALL unit components pre-organized into folders:
Reading Closely CCSS Unit – Zip File of All Documents

Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RI.11-12.2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the...
RI.11-12.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly...

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