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Language Arts - Secondary Curriculum English Language Arts Grade 11-12
Lesson Plans

Speaking and Listening Standard 4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
  • Character Analysis and The Crucible
    This set of lessons extends over several weeks and incorporates all acts of Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. Students will closely read The Crucible. Students will cite textual evidence and make interpretations about character development.

    Students will combine the textual evidence with their interpretations and write interpretive statements. In the culminating activity, students will write a character analysis.

  • Claims in "The Crisis, No. 1"
    This set of lessons extends over several days and focuses on "The Crisis, No. 1" by Thomas Paine. Students closely read and annotate the text. Students identify and evaluate claims and evidence in the text. Students present their findings to the class. Finally, students collaboratively write short arguments identifying claims and evidence in "The Crisis, No. 1." Students present their arguments to the class, and the class discusses and assesses the arguments.
  • Present Your Research with a Google Slide (9-12)
    In a shared Google Slide presentation, students will create one slide to present the highlights of their research papers or projects. They will include their research question, thesis statement, and show one credible source they used.


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