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Students will analyze humor and the American character, developing a definition of ''American humor.''

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      Mark,Twain,American,Humorist,True,Author,Writer,Tom,Sawyer,Huckleberry,Finn,Educators,Le

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      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.)

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9—10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9—10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11—CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11—CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze in detail how an author's ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level and concerns.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.1e: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over-reliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grades 11—12 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions and decision-making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
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