Type:

Unit

Description:

This unit will cover early writings of America and reflections on early cultures. Vocabulary lists, analysis questions, and other resources are included in each lesson.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Listening & Speaking
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Research
  • Language Arts > Story Telling
  • Language Arts > Vocabulary
  • Language Arts > Writing

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

American Literature

Language:

English

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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.9-10.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

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

Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

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

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.

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

Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning (e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court majority opinions and dissents) and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy (e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses).

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

Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century foundational U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (including The Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address) for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
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Melinda Hall
July 29, 2010

This is impressive; I'll be back to read more of your units!

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Jenna W.
April 13, 2010

Thank you for such great resources! I love how you integrated technology into the English classroom. These units seem to be an excellent balance between content, activities and technology!

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This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of American Literature, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System and which you can see here: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_Emilyboyle/AmericanLiteratureCourseOverview

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