Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 17

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In this lesson, the Mid-Unit Assessment, students use textual evidence from "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" from The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois to craft a formal, multi-paragraph response to the following prompt: Identify a central idea in "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" and analyze how Du Bois uses figurative language or rhetoric to develop this central idea.

For the Mid-Unit Assessment, students develop clear and coherent responses appropriate for the audience and task; select the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, and quotations; and use appropriate transitions and syntax to clarify the relationships among complex ideas. The Mid-Unit Assessment is assessed using the 11.2.1 Mid-Unit Text Analysis Rubric.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the...
RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in...
W.11-12.1.a Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish...

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