Grade 11 ELA Module 2, Unit 2, Lesson 8

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In this lesson, students use the previous lessons’ text analysis work to analyze "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" in its entirety to explore how Cady Stanton structures her argument, specifically noting the relationship between reasoning and evidence. Students discuss Cady Stanton’s central claim and supporting claims and then analyze how reasoning and evidence support these claims.

For the lesson assessment, students complete a written response to the following prompt: Identify one of Stanton’s supporting claims and analyze how she uses evidence and reasoning to support the claim. For homework, students continue to read their Accountable Independent Reading (AIR) through the lens of a focus standard of their choice.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
W.11-12.9.b Apply grades 11–12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...
SL.11-12.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups...

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