Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 2

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In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 2–3 of "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" (from "None of these points, however important they may be" to "yet have wind enough to sustain life"), in which Cady Stanton continues to advocate for the "civil and political" rights of women by demonstrating the triviality of men’s concerns. Students analyze how Cady Stanton’s strategic use of satire and sarcasm advances her purpose. Student learning is assessed via a Quick Write at the end of the lesson: How does Cady Stanton’s use of style and content in paragraphs 2–3 advance her purpose in the text?

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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.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the...

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