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CCLS - ELA: W.9-10.2.c
- Text Types and Purposes
- State Standard:
- Use appropriate and varied transitions to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.
- Students review how both Kurosawa’s hero and Rupert Goold’s Macbeth interact with supernatural powers, exploring the significance of how directorial choices emphasize different elements of a drama.
- Students view and analyze the 2011 Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of Macbeth (00:00-14:55) in order to compare the film version of Acts 1.1 through 1.3 to the original text.
- Mid-Unit Assessment: students use textual evidence from Acts 1–2 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay in response to the following prompt: How do Shakespeare’s structural...
- Students peer-review and edit their End-of-Unit Assessment for correct punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure.
- Students complete their End-of-Unit Assessment, relying on their reading and analysis of “Death of a Pig” to respond to the following prompt: How does White develop the idea “once in a while...
- Students review the structure of an explanatory essay in preparation for the End-of-Unit Assessment in the following lesson. Students also evaluate White’s “Death of a Pig,” considering his use of...
- In this End-of-Unit Assessment, students demonstrate their cumulative understanding of the arguments presented in all three of the unit texts. Students first delineate the argument of each text and...
- In this End-of-Unit Assessment, students use textual evidence from “A Genetics of Justice” to craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay analyzing how the sentence “No flies fly into a closed mouth”...
- In this Mid-Unit Assessment, students use textual evidence from paragraphs 1–15 of Julia Alvarez’s “A Genetics of Justice” to craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay identifying Alvarez’s claim in...
- In this final lesson of the unit students complete the End-of-Unit Assessment which evaluates cumulative student understanding of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” After...
- In this Mid-Unit Assessment, students use textual evidence from paragraphs 1–21 of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay identifying King’s...
- In this lesson, students work in-class to finalize their research papers—editing, polishing, and rewriting as necessary. Students are evaluated on the final draft’s alignment to the criteria...
- In this lesson, students continue to refine and revise their research papers. Students will focus on editing for flow and cohesiveness of the entire research paper. Students continue to provide peer...
- In this lesson, students continue to draft their research paper while focusing on cohesion—both within and between paragraphs. Students receive instruction around topic development and writing...
- In this lesson, students learn how to effectively integrate information into writing selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation....