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Grade 12 ELA Module 4: Literary Analysis

For Teachers 12th Standards
Does identify come from within, or is it shaped by external forces? Explore the complex concept of identify with a two-unit module designed for 12th grade language arts. The first unit uses A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams...
3 In 3 Collections
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The Concept of Identity Lesson 1: Close Reading/Socratic Seminar

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
John Knowles' A Separate Peace provides readers with an opportunity to develop their close reading and analytical skills as they look for what Knowles feels are the factors that shape our identity.
2 In 2 Collections
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The Concept of Identity Lesson 5: Motivation - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs provides the lens class members use to analyze and evaluate the motivations of the characters in Sylvia Plath's "Initiation" and scenes from Mean Girls. Readers then select a character from A Separate...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 4

For Teachers 11th Standards
The intricate craft of narrative writing can make a happy story feel exuberant, or it can make a sad story feel devastating. With 42 extensive lessons that include poignant discussion questions, standards-aligned self-reflections,...
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 23

For Teachers 12th Standards
Malcolm X's journey to Cairo, his Hajj, his Letter from Mecca detailing his insights into "true Islam," and his transition to Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, are the focus of the discussion of chapter 17 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 22

For Teachers 12th Standards
Using their annotations and questions developed as homework, class members discuss chapter 16 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the narrative techniques Haley uses to heighten the tension and power of the events at this turning point...
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 21

For Teachers 12th Standards
". . .the chickens have come home to roost." Chapter 16 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the focus of this instructional activity. Readers use their worksheets to record evidence of character development and Haley's stylistic choices...
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 19

For Teachers 12th Standards
Class members return to a discussion of The Autobiography of Malcolm X with a conversation of how Haley foreshadows the growing distrust and downturns in the influence of the Nation of Islam.
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 14

For Teachers 12th Standards
As a mid-unit assessment, individuals craft an in-class, formal essay response to a prompt that asks them to use textual evidence to identify Haley's purpose; as well as analyze how the structure, style, and content contribute to the...
2 In 2 Collections
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 11

For Teachers 12th Standards
Chapter 10 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X introduces readers to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. Discussion questions focusing on syntax and diction draw attention to how Malcolm X's point of view of Mr. Muhammad changes.
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 10

For Teachers 12th Standards
Readers examine the rhetorical devices Haley uses in chapter 8 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, paying particular attention to the diction and syntax, and how these choices reveal that changes in Malcolm X's point of view.
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 7

For Teachers 12th Standards
Readers of The Autobiography of Malcolm X examine how Haley's word choice and point of view in chapter 5 reveal Malcolm X's attitude toward his behavior as he travels from Lansing to Harlem.  
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Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 1

For Teachers 12th Standards
Here's a fresh approach to the dreaded college application personal narrative. The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the anchor text for a unit, that through modeling and guided practice exercises, encourages not only the development of...
1 In 1 Collection
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Poetry Analysis

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gain greater insight into poems using a poetry analysis instructional activity. Here, scholars follow steps and answer questions to dissect any poem. Topics include the poem's meaning, theme, technique, and structure, as well as personal...
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The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 11th Standards
Use Nathanial Hawthorne's immortal text on the influence of religion on the early American settlements, as well as its continued impact on American culture, with a unit that focuses on The Scarlet Letter. In addition to Hawthorne's...
3 In 3 Collections
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 11 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 11th Standards
Support your eleventh graders with a practice assessment for the Common Core tests. The practice test features a series of literary and informational passages and related multiple choice and essay questions. An online version is also...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 11 ELA/Literacy)

For Teachers 11th Standards
Set up a solid foundation for learners going into Common Core testing by taking some time to complete this practice test. Class members answer questions about both literary and informational texts, with an emphasis on textual evidence....
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In the Time of the Butterflies: Narrative and Point of View

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is written from many points of view. Discuss the unique way she reveals the plot as well as the general benefits and downfalls of various points of view. Next, have class members write...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Genre and Tradition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make a study of the Gothic style by taking an in-depth look at Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Lead a discussion about the Gothic elements in the story and the effect the story has on readers. Next, ask students...
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The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe: Evaluating a Poem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bring together concepts covered in earlier lessons in the ten-part instructional activity series to analyze one of Poe's most famous poems, "The Raven." Class members discuss many different aspects of the poem and take turns reading...
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The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes...
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“Outsider” Poet Kay Ryan Goes from Poetry Club Reject to Poet Laureate

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
The cat might have got your tongue, but you can’t avoid the elephant in the room while you wait for the other shoe to drop. After all, the early bird gets the worm and the chickens are circling. After researching Poet Laureate Kay Ryan...
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In on a Secret? That's Dramatic Irony

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Struggling to get your learners to understand irony? Try out this video, which clarifies each type of irony before going into more depth on dramatic irony. The narrator relates this type of irony to both horror and comedy films and...
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The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a...