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Stage 1 Desired Results

Standards Transfer
Students will independently use their learning to:
Please see pages 3-4
for a detailed Discuss and understand historical and contemporary topics, themes, and movements through literature.
breakdown of
Primary, Secondary, Persuade an audience using an effective combination of logic and emotion.
and Implicit Goals.
Students will understand that... Students will keep considering...
11.1 a-e
11.4 b-d We can develop a plan and read for a purpose. How can we recognize and counteract a mass panic
11.5 a, e, f mentality in our culture?
11.6 a-e Literature can express the anxieties of both
historical and contemporary eras and highlight the How can we create a balance between security and
connections between them. liberty without sacrificing our basic principles?
Secondary Goals
Periods of religious, social, and political upheaval What is an effective argument?
11.2 c can create a crisis between the individual and
11.4 e, g-i society, often challenging basic American freedoms. What lessons can we learn from literature to help us
11.5 c, d understand, adapt to, and change our world?
These periods can be irrational reactions to
perceived threats or politically convenient ways to
Implicit Goals scapegoat other members of society.

11.4 k Persuasion must include appeals to logic (logos) and

11.6 f, g emotion (pathos) from a trustworthy source (ethos).
11.7 e, f
Students will know... Students will be able to...


The definitions of literary/dramatic terms relevant to Identify key passages that highlight the theme.
the reading. (Analysis)

The historical context that inspired each work. Apply knowledge of literary terms to analyze
literary works. (Application)
The relevance of literature dealing with scapegoats
and witch-hunts to current political debates. Plan their final project by identifying examples of
the theme and incorporating them into their
CONCEPTUAL statements. (Synthesis)
How literary techniques effect the authors purpose.
The various religious, social, and political factors
that lead to periods of mass panic like the Salem Use active reading comprehension strategies.
Witch Trials and McCarthyism. (Application)

The significance of scapegoating and mass Generate questions to read for purpose and to find
panics/hysteria in American history and how it is evidence. (Synthesis)
reflected in literature.
Keep a reading log with questions, annotations, and
The broad themes and ideas of major historical and clarifications. (Analysis/Synthesis)
literary eras (the Puritan/Colonial Era, communist
witch-hunts in the 1950s). Plan before writing using an organizer or prewriting
strategies. (Synthesis)
The purposes of dystopian fiction like The Hunger
Standards of Learning

Primary Goals

11.1 The student will make informative and persuasive presentations.

a) Gather and organize evidence to support a position.
b) Present evidence clearly and convincingly.
c) Address counterclaims.
d) Support and defend ideas in public forums.
e) Use grammatically correct language, including vocabulary appropriate to the topic, audience, and purpose.

11.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze relationships among American literature, history, and culture.
b) Compare and contrast the development of American literature in its historical context.
c) Discuss American literature as it reflects traditional and contemporary themes, motifs, universal characters, and genres.
d) Analyze the social or cultural function of American literature.

11.5 The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
a) Use information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
e) Analyze two or more texts addressing the same topic to identify authors purpose and determine how authors reach similar
or different conclusions.
f) Identify false premises in persuasive writing.

11.6 The student will write in a variety of forms, with an emphasis on persuasion.
a) Generate, gather, plan, and organize ideas for writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
b) Produce arguments in writing developing a thesis that demonstrates knowledgeable judgments, addresses counterclaims, and
provides effective conclusions.
c) Organize ideas in a sustained and logical manner.
d) Clarify and defend position with precise and relevant evidence elaborating ideas clearly and accurately.
e) Adapt content, vocabulary, voice, and tone to audience, purpose, and situation.
Secondary Goals

11.2 The student will examine how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media influences beliefs and
c) Evaluate sources including advertisements, editorials, blogs, Web sites, and other media for relationships between intent,
factual content, and opinion.

e) Analyze how context and language structures convey an authors intent and viewpoint.
g) Explain how imagery and figures of speech appeal to the readers senses and experience.
h) Explain how an authors specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the authors purpose.
i) Read and analyze a variety of American dramatic selections.

c) Generalize ideas from selections to make predictions about other texts.
d) Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.

Implicit Goals
k) Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions before, during,
and after reading texts.

f) Revise writing for clarity of content, accuracy and depth of information.
g) Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.

11.7 The student will self- and peer-edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and
e) Adjust sentence and paragraph structures for a variety of purposes and audiences.
f) Proofread and edit writing for intended audience and purpose.