Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 5

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In this lesson, students read and analyze paragraphs 8–10 of "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" (from "There seems now to be a kind of moral stagnation" to " to look for silver and gold from mines of copper and lead"). In this excerpt, Cady Stanton describes how the sinful world needs women’s "mercy and love" (par. 9) to save the nation from "moral stagnation" (par. 8). Students analyze how Cady Stanton introduces or develops key ideas through the use of figurative language. Student learning is assessed via a Quick Write at the end of the lesson: How does Cady Stanton’s use of figurative language contribute to the development of complex ideas in this excerpt? For homework, students preview and annotate paragraphs 11–12 of "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton," and continue their Accountable Independent Reading (AIR) through the lens of the focus standard of their choice.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story...
RL.11-12.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the...
W.11-12.9.b Apply grades 11–12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...

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