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English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 2: Using Rhetoric and Word Choice, Teacher Set

English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 2: Using Rhetoric and Word Choice, Teacher Set

PCG Education

ISBN: 978-1-119-12292-0

Nov 2015, Jossey-Bass

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Paths to College and Career is a new, comprehensive English Language Arts curriculum for grades 6 to 12 built from the ground up over a three-year period to address the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Literacy.  It reflects a deep understanding of the standards and assessments, and is written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require. It includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies, and other classroom resources.

Paths to College and Career provides teachers, schools, and districts with a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts.  At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students’ ability to

•                read closely and engage in text-based discussions,

•                build evidence-based claims and arguments,

•                conduct research and write from sources, and

•                expand their academic vocabulary.

Paths to College and Career’s instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented.  The curriculum is flexible, user friendly, engaging, and purposefully built to prepare students for career, college, and life.

In Module 2 of Grade 10, students read, discuss, and analyze poems and informational texts focusing on how authors use rhetoric and word choice to develop ideas or claims about human rights. Students will also explore how the nonfiction authors develop arguments with claims, evidence, and reasoning. The texts in this module, including Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” Julia Alvarez’s ““A Genetics of Justice,” and Malala Yousafzai’s “Address to the United Nations Youth Assembly,” offer rich opportunities to analyze authorial engagement with the struggle for human rights and to consider how an author’s rhetorical choices advance purpose.