Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 14

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In this lesson, students complete the End-of-Unit Assessment. Students apply the writing skills they learned throughout this module and draw upon their analysis of either Lorde’s poem "From the House of Yemanjá" or "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" along with one text from each unit to craft a formal, multi-paragraph response to the following prompt: Consider a central idea in Lorde’s "From the House of Yemanjá" or "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton." Identify a related or similar central idea in either Du Bois’s "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" from The Souls of Black Folk or Washington’s "Atlanta Compromise Speech" and compare the approaches the authors take in developing a similar or related central idea. Discuss how each author uses at least one of the following to develop the related or similar central idea: word choice, rhetoric, point of view, or purpose.

Students use their completed Cross-Text Evidence Collection Tools to organize their ideas and return to their annotated texts, lesson Quick Writes, discussion notes, and homework notes to develop responses that convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Student responses are assessed using the 11.2.2 End-of-Unit Text Analysis Rubric and Checklist.

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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...
W.11-12.2.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element...
W.11-12.2.b Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended...

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