Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 4

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In this lesson, students continue their analysis of "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton." Students read and discuss paragraphs 6–7 (from "The right is ours. The question now is" through "until by continual coming we shall weary him"), in which Cady Stanton further develops the idea that women deserve the right to vote and explains how they will achieve success through action. Students analyze the passage for Cady Stanton’s use of rhetoric and determine how the style and content of this passage contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of her speech. Students use their Rhetorical Impact Tracking Tools to guide them in their analysis of the text.

Additionally, this lesson features targeted writing instruction on W.11-12.2.e. Students discuss establishing and maintaining a formal style and objective tone in their writing, and use these writing skills in their assessment. 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 this excerpt advance her purpose?

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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.11-12.2.e Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and...
SL.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the...

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