Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 24

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In this lesson, students begin preparing for the End-of-Unit Assessment in Lesson 26 by engaging in evidence-based discussions about W.E.B. Du Bois’s "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" from The Souls of Black Folk and Booker T. Washington’s "Atlanta Compromise Speech." This lesson presents students with their first structured opportunity to discuss both texts in relation to each other, specifically focusing on how the respective authors develop related central ideas. Students use their completed Ideas Tracking Tools, Rhetorical Impact Tracking Tools, and notes and annotations to inform their discussions and further their analysis of the texts. Additionally, students are introduced to argument terminology to prepare for further analysis of both texts in the following lesson. Students demonstrate their learning at the end of the lesson with a peer-assessed discussion of the following prompt: Identify one example of each author’s use of rhetoric and explain how it advances his point of view.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in...
W.11-12.9.b Apply grades 11–12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...
SL.11-12.1.a Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on...

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