Updating search results...

Search Resources

5 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • historical-documents
English Language Arts, Grade 11
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating
0.0 stars

The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
10/06/2016
English Language Arts, Grade 11, American Dreamers
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating
0.0 stars

In this unit, students will take a look at the historical vision of the American Dream as put together by our Founding Fathers. They will be asked: How, if at all, has this dream changed? Is this dream your dream? First students will participate in an American Dream Convention, acting as a particular historical figure arguing for his or her vision of the American Dream, and then they will write an argument laying out and defending their personal view of what the American Dream should be.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Students read and annotate closely one of the documents that they feel expresses the American Dream.
Students participate in an American Dream Convention, acting as a particular historical figure arguing his or her vision of the American Dream.
Students write a paper, taking into consideration the different points of view in the documents read, answering the question “What is the American Dream now?”
Students write their own argument describing and defending their vision of what the American Dream should be.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.

What has been the historical vision of the American Dream?
What should the American Dream be? (What should we as individuals and as a nation aspire to?)
How would women, former slaves, and other disenfranchised groups living during the time these documents were written respond to them?

BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT: Cold Read

During this unit, on a day of your choosing, we recommend you administer a Cold Read to assess students’ reading comprehension. For this assessment, students read a text they have never seen before and then respond to multiple-choice and constructed-response questions. The assessment is not included in this course materials.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Pearson
English Language Arts, Grade 11, American Dreamers, Setting the Stage, Bill of Rights
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lesson, students will think about what rights the Founders felt that the government should guarantee to its citizens. They'll read and analyze the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
09/21/2015
English Language Arts, Grade 11, American Dreamers, Setting the Stage, The Founders' American Dream
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
Rating
0.0 stars

In this lesson, students will go back to the documents they've read, looking through them closely to figure out what the Founders might have said was the “American Dream.”

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
09/21/2015
Quiz RI.9: The Gettysburg Address
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

A short quiz on CCSS.ELA-Literacy.9-10.RI.9, with a text featuring Abraham Lincoln's "The Gettysburg Address." The Dale-Chall text difficulty level is 7-8, the Flesch-Kincaid level is 8.1.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Date Added:
12/17/2013