Archive for December, 2017:

American Lit: The Tone of Satire

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Learning Target: I can analyze an author’s use of genre and detail for satirical purposes and explore the impact of ridicule on the perception

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American Lit: Identifying the Elements of Satire

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Learning Target: I can identify the elements of satire and analyze how a satirist uses humor to develop a position. Opening Session: Let’s preview what

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American Lit: Fallacies 101

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text. Learning Target: I can identify fallacious logic, appeals, and rhetoric in sample texts. Opening Session: Fallacies matching game! Match the name of the

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World Lit: The Art of Objectivity

Standard: ELAGSE9-10SL2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source. Learning Target: I can write and revise an effective, objective summary. Opening Session: Let’s finish The 11th Hour from yesterday! We should have just a few minutes left. Work Session: Flip in your books to

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American Lit: Reading and Writing a Letter to the Editor

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10). Learning Target: I can evaluate

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