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Reading Closely: We Had to Learn English
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This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and ...

This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about immigration through Ellis Island. Authors of the short readings include Jacob Riis, Edward Steiner, H. G. Wells, Mary Antin, Marie Ganz, Nat Ferber, Frederick Douglass, Emma Lazarus, and Claude McKay.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
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Odell Education
English Language Arts, Grade 11, Unit 1
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In this unit, students will take a look at the historical vision ...

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
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Unit of Study
Provider:
Pearson
English Language Arts, Grade 11
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The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned ...

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
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Pearson
Making Evidence-Based Claims (Grade 8): Ain't I a Woman?, Sojourner Truth; Equal Rights for Women, Shirley Chisholm; and Wimbledon Has Sent Me a Message: I'Œm Only a Second-Class Champion, Venus Williams
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This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based ...

This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of three texts: Ain't I a Woman?, by Sojourner Truth; Equal Rights for Women, by Shirley Chisholm; and Wimbledon Has Sent Me a Message: I'm Only a Second-Class Champion, by Venus Williams.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Making Evidence-Based Claims: President Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address and Secretary Hillary Clinton's 2011 APEC Address
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This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based ...

This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of President Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address and Secretary Hillary Clinton's 2011 APEC Address.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Making Evidence-Based Claims: Cesar Chavez's 1984 California Commonwealth Club Address (Grade 7)
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This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based ...

This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of Cesar Chavez's 1984 California Commonwealth Club Address.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Provider:
Odell Education
Common Core Curriculum Grade 10 ELA: Making Evidence-Based Claims
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Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and ...

Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: making evidence-based claims about complex texts. These units are part of the Developing Core Proficiencies Program. This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of the Nobel Peace Prize Speeches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Making Evidence-Based Claims: Nobel Peace Prize Speeches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama
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This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based ...

This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of the Nobel Peace Prize Speeches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Common Core Curriculum Grade 9 ELA: Making Evidence-Based Claims
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Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and ...

Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: making evidence-based claims about complex texts. These units are part of the Developing Core Proficiencies Program. This unit develops students€' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of an excerpted text from Plato€'s Apology.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Philosophy
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Reading Closely: Lay Down All My Joys
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This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and ...

This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about the Civil War. Authors of the short readings include Walt Whitman, Ken Burns, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dr. James A. Burran, Sullivan Ballou, Jefferson Davis, Harriet Jacobs, Harry Macarthy, and Abraham Lincoln.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Making EBC About Literacy Technique: Grade 10: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost
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This unit develops students‰' abilities to make evidence-based claims about literary technique ...

This unit develops students‰' abilities to make evidence-based claims about literary technique through activities based on a close reading of Emily Dickinson‰'s ‰"Because I could not stop for Death‰" and Robert Frost‰'s ‰"Home Burial.‰"

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Making Evidence-Based Claims: Plato's Apology
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This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based ...

This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of an excerpted text from Plato's Apology.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Primary Source Exemplar:  Human Rights, Conflict and Social Change
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The lessons in this unit are designed for an ELA class. They ...

The lessons in this unit are designed for an ELA class. They are intended to be used, if possible, in a collaborative unit with a history teacher using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
Catherine Hart
The U.S. Constitution: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States
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This unit includes four lessons using primary sources to examine continuity and ...

This unit includes four lessons using primary sources to examine continuity and change in the governing of the United States. Lessons one and two are focused on a study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and provide access to primary source documents from the Library of Congress. Lesson three investigates important issues which confronted the first Congress and has students examine current congressional debate over similar issues. Lesson four features broadsides from the Continental Congress calling for special days of thanksgiving and remembrance.

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Common Core Curriculum Grade 11 ELA: Making Evidence-Based Claims
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Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and ...

Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: making evidence-based claims about complex texts. These units are part of the Developing Core Proficiencies Program. This unit develops students€' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of the first chapter of W.E.B. Du Bois€' The Souls of Black Folk.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Common Core Curriculum Grade 12 ELA: Making Evidence-Based Claims
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Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and ...

Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: making evidence-based claims about complex texts. These units are part of the Developing Core Proficiencies Program. This unit develops students€' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of President Ronald Reagan€'s First Inaugural Address and Secretary Hillary Clinton€'s 2011 APEC Address.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Common Core Curriculum Grade 6 ELA - Making Evidence-Based Claims
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Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and ...

Making Evidence-Based Claims ELA/Literacy Units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the Common Core: making evidence-based claims about complex texts. These units are part of the Developing Core Proficiencies Program. This unit develops students' €abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of the Commencement Address Steve Jobs delivered at Stanford University on June, 2005.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Making EBC About Literacy Technique: Grade 11: Louise Erdrich, Tim O'Brian
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This unit develops students‰' abilities to make evidence-based claims about literary technique ...

This unit develops students‰' abilities to make evidence-based claims about literary technique through activities based on a close reading of Louise Erdrich‰'s ‰"The Red Convertible‰" and Tim O‰'Brien‰'s ‰"On the Rainy River.‰"

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Reading Closely: Life Steps Almost Straight
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This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and ...

This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about human nature. Authors of the short readings include Charles Schultz, Viktor Frankl, Buddha, Emily Dickinson, Cornel West, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rene Descartes, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jean and Jacques Rousseau.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Philosophy
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/Solution
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This exercise teaches students to understand the organizational structure of problem/solution essays ...

This exercise teaches students to understand the organizational structure of problem/solution essays by having them write "what it says" and "what it does" statements about a text. Asking students to write these statements about a text will enable students to read the text closely and will ensure that they understand the structure of a problem/solution text.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Margaret Ryan