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The American Enlightenment is the second unit for my juniors. In this unit, we focus on close reading, analyzing rhetoric, and synthesizing texts. This is also the first time my students venture into American literary movements. For these reasons, this is one of my favorite units, so I wanted to share my best texts and activities. As a bundle exclusive, I’ve also included synthesis writing prompts and rubrics that help students connect texts and see themes across texts.
Includes 20 writing prompts with 3 rubrics, 70+ pages, 100 analysis questions, 5 Google Forms, and 2 Games. This bundle includes opportunities for teaching Reading Literature, Reading Informational Texts, Language Use, Writing, and Speaking and Listening standards. Cover all of the Common Core strands for English Language Arts in one unit! If you purchased each element individually, you'd spend $22, but with this bundle you'll save big! Get the bundle for $17, which is the same as getting either Thomas Paine's "The Crisis No. 1" or Patrick Henry's "Speech to the Virginia Convention" questions for free!
The bundle features
-3 Aphorism Activities with opportunities for students to interact with Benjamin Franklin's most-famous aphorisms. Includes a matching worksheet and Google Form plus a concentration-style game and a set of inquiry cards!
-Patrick Henry's "Speech to the Virginia Convention" Reading Questions, SOAPSTone Analysis, and Short-Answer Writing Prompts and Rubric! Features a pencil-paper option or a Google Form!
-Thomas Paine's "The Crisis No. 1" Reading Questions, SOAPSTone Analysis, and Short-Answer Writing Prompts and Rubric! Features a pencil-paper option or a Google Form!
-Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Reading and Vocabulary Questions and SOAPSTone Analysis. Features a pencil-paper option or a Google Form!
-Edward Taylor's "The Ebb and Flow" with Close Reading Guide and Analysis Questions. Features a pencil-paper option or a Google Form!
-Preach! Using Student "Sermons" to Teach Rhetoric includes opportunities for students to practice using rhetoric in their own speaking and writing. Includes serious and humorous topics and a rubric!
***Bundle Exclusive*** Synthesis Writing Prompts and Rubrics designed to help students make connections between various American Enlightenment texts!
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