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ELA / G11 / M1 / U1 / lesson 1

Impact of word choice on meaning and tone

1 hour
Students analyze the impact of specific words on meaning, citing evidence to support their analysis.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U1 / lesson 2

Annotation and Discussion

1 hour
Students continue studying Browning’s poem, building close reading skills, and practicing text annotation.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U1 / lesson 3

The Speaker and Gets the Last Word

1 hour
Students discuss the impact of Browning’s choice of speaker on the Duchess’s character development.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U1 / lesson 4

Developing Character

1 hour
Students focus on relevant evidence to write about how Browning continues to develop the Duke.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U1 / lesson 5

Vocabulary, Syntax and Central Ideas

1 hour
Students examine how Browning develops central ideas, like power and status, control, jealousy, and voice.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U1 / lesson 6

Unit Assessment: Revelation

1 hour
Students engage in an evidence-based discussion of Browning’s choices about introducing and developing the Duke.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 1

Implications of the First Scene

1 hour
Students explore Shakespeare’s language, initial plot points, characters, and the setting of the play.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 2

Hamlet and Claudius

1 hour
Students examine the emergence of concepts, such as gender roles, duty, and mortality.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 3

Claudius Reveals Himself

1 hour
They focus to the development of Claudius, following a focus on Hamlet’s character development.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 4

Hamlet from Two Perspectives

1 hour
Students consider the impact of Shakespeare’s choice to introduce Hamlet from two perspectives.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 5

Gertrude through Hamlet's Eyes

1 hour
Student discuss the meaning of and about how Shakespeare develops the Queen through this soliloquy.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 6

Laertes and Ophelia: Gender Roles

1 hour
Students analyze Laertes’s farewell monologue to Ophelia. Students are able to engage with crucial concepts.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 7

Revenge

1 hour
Students discuss the impact of word choices on the development of central ideas.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 8

Figurative Language

1 hour
Students analyze Shakespeare’s figurative language and its contribution to the development of central ideas.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 9

Staging a Play

1 hour
Students discuss how these elements—plot, character, order of action—interact to develop the drama.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 10

Developing Hamlet through Soliloquy

1 hour
Students write an essay about how Shakespeare develops Hamlet’s character in relation to other characters.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 11

Engaging Language

1 hour
Students focus on how Shakespeare’s word choice impacts the meaning of Hamlet’s soliloquy.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 12

Interaction of Central Ideas

1 hour
Students shift focus from figurative language to the development of central ideas in the soliloquy.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 13

Hamlet and Ophelia

1 hour
Students examine the development of Ophelia’s character in relation to other characters in Act 3.1.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 14

Laertes and Ophelia

1 hour
Students focus on the development of Ophelia’s character in relation to Hamlet and Laertes.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 15

What Ophelia Thinks

1 hour
Students read Ophelia’s monologue on Hamlet’s madness, writing about her perspective and characterization of Hamlet.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 16

Claudius Confesses and Hamlet Delays

1 hour
Students discuss how Shakespeare orders the action and further develops characters through soliloquies.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 17

Analyzing Monologues

1 hour
Students read Act 3.4, Hamlet’s murder of Polonius and confrontation with Gertrude, analyzing Hamlet’s words.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 18

Final Soliloquy

1 hour
Students examine the development of Hamlet’s character and Fortinbras’s role as a foil for Hamlet.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 19

Analyzing how Central Ideas Develop through Scenes

1 hour
Students use annotation to focus on central ideas they encounter in Hamlet’s last soliloquy.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 20

Impact of Setting

1 hour
Students focus on how the scene further develops important text elements.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 21

How Characters Develop In Response to Death

1 hour
Students analyze how Shakespeare develops his characters through their responses to Ophelia’s death.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 22

The Poisoned Blade

1 hour
Students assess how central ideas developed throughout the play interact during the final scene.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 23

Tragic Resolution

1 hour
Students analyze how Hamlet’s character is developed in the tragic resolution.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 24

Unit Assessment Part 1: Central Ideas

1 hour
Students support analysis of how central ideas interact and build upon one another in Hamlet.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U2 / lesson 25

Unit Assessment Part 2: How Figurative Language Develops Central Ideas

1 hour
Students draft a multi-paragraph response to the End-of-Unit Assessment prompt.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U3 / lesson 1

Comprehension and Analysis

1 hour
Students write an objective summary of the text and determine a central idea.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U3 / lesson 2

Judith Shakespeare

1 hour
Students must demonstrate how Woolf develops a central idea through language and character comparison.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U3 / lesson 3

Rhetoric

1 hour
Students examine Woolf’s point of view and use of rhetoric.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U3 / lesson 4

Interactions of Ideas and Events

1 hour
Woolf writes about the stress of society’s expectations on female writers throughout history.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U3 / lesson 5

Mid-Unit Assessment: Central Ideas

1 hour
Students complete a response analyzing the development and interaction of two or more central ideas.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U3 / lesson 6

Central Ideas

1 hour
Students consider the relationship between events and central ideas in the text.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U3 / lesson 7

Revisiting Ophelia

1 hour
Students review central ideas from Woolf’s text and apply them to an excerpt from Hamlet.
ELA / G11 / M1 / U3 / lesson 8

Unit Assessment: Woolf and Shakespeare

1 hour
Students craft a response analyzing the relationship between Woolf’s text and the character of Ophelia.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 1

Effect of Epigraph

1 hour
Students analyze paragraph one and consider the effect created by the author’s choice of epigraph.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 2

How DuBois Introduces and Develops Key Ideas

1 hour
Students analyze how Du Bois introduces ideas, and consider how they interact and develop.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 3

The Role of Figurative Language

1 hour
Students analyze Du Bois’s use of figurative language, determining meaning from context.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 4

Double-Consciousness and True Self-Consciousness

1 hour
Students examine the ideas that Du Bois develops, including "double-consciousness" and "true self-consciousness".
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 5

How DuBois Develops Central Ideas

1 hour
Students discuss how to develop a topic through the selection of relevant evidence.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 6

Impact of Rhetoric

1 hour
Students use the Rhetorical Impact Tracking Tool to record their analysis.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 7

Refining Central Ideas

1 hour
Students analyze how Du Bois continues to refine his central idea of double-consciousness.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 8

Allusions and Rhetoric

1 hour
Students analyze Du Bois’s use of rhetoric through emotional and religious appeals and allusions.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 9

Renewed Optimism of 15th Amendment

1 hour
Student analysis focuses on how Du Bois further shapes and refine previously established ideas.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 10

The Mountain Path to Canaan

1 hour
Du Bois introduces the key metaphor of "the mountain path to Canaan".
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 11

Weaving Together Ideas

1 hour
Students analyze how Du Bois weaves together and develops ideas introduced earlier in the text.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 12

Prejudice

1 hour
Students analyze how Du Bois develops and refines the meaning of prejudice.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 13

The Power of DuBois' Style and Content

1 hour
Students consider how style and content contribute to the power and persuasiveness of the text.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 14

Attaining Liberty

1 hour
Students examine how central ideas interact and build on one another in this excerpt.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 15

An Effective Conclusion

1 hour
Students discuss Du Bois’s purpose for writing and how he refines a central idea.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 16

Epigraph: The Crying of Water

1 hour
Students analyze how the poem contributes to the overall meaning of Du Bois’s text.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 17

Mid-Unit Assessment: Central Idea

1 hour
Students develop coherent responses; select relevant facts; use appropriate transitions to clarify relationships among ideas.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 18

Establishing a Point of View

1 hour
Students analyze how Washington establishes his point of view in the opening of his speech.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 19

Washington's Use of Rhetoric

1 hour
Students explore Washington’s rhetoric to analyze how his style and content contribute to his persuasiveness.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 20

Cast Down your Bucket

1 hour
Students explore how Washington refines the meaning of the phrase "[c]ast down your bucket".
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 21

How Rhetoric Contributes to Power of Text

1 hour
Students analyze how word choice and rhetoric contributes to the power of his text.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 22

Precise Language

1 hour
Students discuss the importance of using precise language, domain-specific vocabulary when writing about complex ideas.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 23

How Central Ideas Build Upon Each Other

1 hour
Student analyze development and refinement of central ideas and how these ideas support his purpose.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 24

Different Authors, Similar Ideas

1 hour
Students focus on how the respective authors develop related central ideas.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 25

Central and Supporting Claims

1 hour
Students identify Washington and Du Bois’s central and supporting claims, analyzing the relationships between them.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U1 / lesson 26

Assessment: Using Rhetoric to Advance Point of View

1 hour
Students develop written analyses that convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 1

Word Choice

1 hour
Student analysis focuses on how Cady Stanton begins to establish her purpose in this excerpt.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 2

Satire and Sarcasm

1 hour
Students analyze how Cady Stanton’s strategic use of satire and sarcasm advances her purpose.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 3

Organizing Ideas

1 hour
Focused questioning supports student analysis of Cady Stanton’s organization and development of ideas.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 4

Rhetorical Impact

1 hour
Students discuss establishing and maintaining a formal style and objective tone in their writing.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 5

Using Figurative Language to Develop Ideas

1 hour
Students analyze how Cady Stanton introduces or develops key ideas through figurative language.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 6

A Strong Conclusion

1 hour
Students discuss how concluding statements support previously presented information or explanations.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 7

The Power, Persuasiveness and Beauty of the Text

1 hour
Student analysis focuses on Cady Stanton’s use of rhetoric and how it advances her purpose.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 8

Reasoning and Evidence to Support a Central Claim

1 hour
Students discuss Cady Stanton’s central claim and supporting claims analyzing evidence support these claims.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 9

Understanding Complex Relationships through Connotation and Figurative Language

1 hour
Students determine the meanings of words, analyzing how they shape the meaning of the stanza.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 10

How Relationships Impact Identity

1 hour
Students interpret the meaning of the figurative language and analyze the role it plays.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 11

Duality of Identity

1 hour
Students analyze how Lorde shapes and refines central ideas in her poem.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 12

Development of Ideas Across Text

1 hour
Students refine their understanding of the central ideas in Lorde’s poem.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 13

Assessment: Bringing Ideas Together

1 hour
Students select texts and the similar central ideas on which to focus their writing.
ELA / G11 / M2 / U2 / lesson 14

Assessment: Analysis of Approaches to Central Ideas

1 hour
Students compare central ideas from the texts and authors’ approaches to develop them.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 1

The Central Ideas of Memory, Hope and Suffering

1 hour
Students focus on the language Wiesel uses, identifying how his words evoke images and emotions.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 2

Specific Language, Imagery, and Paradox

1 hour
Students analyze how Wiesel uses specific language, imagery, and varied syntax to advance a purpose.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 3

Language and Rhetoric

1 hour
Students focus on how Wiesel continues to develop the idea of memory.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 4

Wiesel: Paradox; Research: Generating Inquiry Questions

1 hour
Wiesel uses the paradox of the importance of remembering with the capacity to forget.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 5

Wiesel: Rhetoric; Research: Refining Inquiry Questions

1 hour
Students continue to surface issues that arise in the text for the purpose of research.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 6

Weisel: Central Ideas; Research: Tracking Potential Issues

1 hour
Wiesel references contemporary examples of injustice and steps needed to correct them.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 7

Wiesel: Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

1 hour
Students explore how Wiesel crafts a persuasive and compelling lecture, working to delineate his argument.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 8

Potential Areas of Investigation

1 hour
Students collaborate to further develop perspectives and understandings of the variety of topics surfaced.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 9

Pre-Search: Is My Topic Workable?

1 hour
Students are introduced to the vocabulary journal as a way of organizing domain-specific language
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 10

Considering Authors' Perspectives in Potential Sources

1 hour
Students engage in discussion around authors’ perspectives and consider them as they search for sources.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U1 / lesson 11

Assessment: Central Ideas; Research: Possible Areas of Investigation

1 hour
Students write about several areas of investigation that have emerged from the reading.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 1

Research Portfolio

1 hour
Students vet possible areas of investigation and select a research topic.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 2

Generating More Specific Questions

1 hour
Students learn how to generate more specific inquiry questions to frame their research.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 3

Effective and Efficient Research

1 hour
Students learn how to select inquiry questions to conduct effective and efficient research.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 4

Annotation

1 hour
Students learn to read important sources for selected inquiry questions using annotation and note taking.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 5

Evaluating Evidence-based Arguments

1 hour
Students learn how to evaluate an evidence-based argument, identifying necessary components of a compelling argument.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 6

Formal Planning

1 hour
Students use the Research Frame Tool to guide their research.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 7

Sustained and Independent Research

1 hour
Students consider how to use inquiry questions to drive research and assess sources for credibility.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 8

Sustained and Independent Research: Making Adjustments

1 hour
Students read sources closely, analyze details, evaluate arguments, and determine how it addresses inquiry questions.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 9

Final Decisions about Direction

1 hour
Students assess their current search process and make strategic decisions about changes, additions, and deletions.
ELA / G11 / M3 / U2 / lesson 10

Forming Evidence-Based Claim Tool

1 hour
Students analyze and synthesize their research to begin making claims about inquiry questions.