This common core aligned thematic unit will give students the opportunity to compare common themes in literature and to use the theme element of "time" in order to set goals for themselves, not only for the upcoming year but with long-term goals as well.
This secondary English Language Arts module includes:
"Auld Lang Syne" - Lesson Starter
"New Year's Eve" - a grade-level essay + summary materials
"New Year's Eve" - a poem + dialectical journal
Ted Talk + EdPuzzle on the relevance of "time" and setting goals
Vision Board Project + Additional Essay Prompt with scoring rubrics
*Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
*Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text.
*Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.
*Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.