American Lit: Touchstone CR1!

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 analyze how an author’s choice of words creates a negative tone in “America’s Place in the 21st Century World.”

Opening Session: How to Answer a Constructed Response – write the steps from the PowerPoint down!!

Work Session: Today you guys need to write a constructed response, and I want these to be good, so we’re going to read an article and do an example before I cut you loose to do your own.

First, here is the article: Social Media is Ruining Everything

Next, let’s look at the prompt:

How do the author’s word choices in paragraphs 4 and 5 of Social Media Is Ruining Everything evoke a negative tone to support the idea that ‘social media is ruining pretty much everything.’?

And then let’s look at an example response, up here on my powerpoint. Does the response follow all the guidelines we talked about in our Opening Session?

Finally, I’m going to give you your own article and space to write a constructed response to a prompt. You should spend the rest of the class working on this, so I want it to be good!

Closing Session: Trade with a paper and read their response, then grade it on a scale of 1-4!

Assessment: CRs will be graded

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding), Product (varied lengths)


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