Standard 1: Reading Prose and Poetry

General Information
Number: ELA.11.R.1
Title: Reading Prose and Poetry
Type: Standard
Subject: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 11
Strand: Reading

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Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Access Points

ELA.11.R.1.AP.1
Analyze how key elements increase understanding of literary text and/or style.
ELA.11.R.1.AP.2
Compare how universal themes and their development are used throughout multiple literary texts from different times and places.
ELA.11.R.1.AP.3a
Define a character perspective in a text.
ELA.11.R.1.AP.3b
Explain the author’s choices in using juxtaposition in a text.
ELA.11.R.1.AP.4
Explain the connection between works of major poets and their historical context.

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Original Student Tutorials

Analyzing an Author’s Use of Juxtaposition in Jane Eyre (Part Two):

In Part Two of this two-part series, you'll continue to explore excerpts from the Romantic novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. In this tutorial, you'll examine the author's use of juxtaposition, which is a technique of putting two or more elements side by side to invite comparison or contrast. By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to explain how the author’s use of juxtaposition in excerpts from the first two chapters of Jane Eyre defines Jane’s perspective regarding her treatment in the Reed household.

Make sure to complete Part One before beginning Part Two. Click HERE to view Part One. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Poems in Context: How Poetry Reflects the Issues of Its Time Period (Part Two):

Learn how poems reflect the issues of their time period in this two-part tutorial series. In Part One, you learned about the four different types of contexts in writing. You then read the poems of several prominent Black American authors, and you analyzed how each poem reflects the context of its time period. In Part Two, you'll read and analyze two poems from a later era: "To America" by James Weldon Johnson and "If We Must Die" by Claude McKay. 

Make sure to complete both parts of this series! Click HERE to launch Part One.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Poems in Context: How Poetry Reflects the Issues of Its Time Period (Part One):

Learn how poems reflect the issues of their time period in this two-part tutorial series. You'll first learn about the four different types of contexts in writing. You'll then read the poems of several prominent Black American authors, and you'll analyze how each poem reflects the context of its time period. In Part One, you'll read two poems: "The Slave's Complaint" by George Moses Horton and "Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. You'll read two more poems in Part Two.

Make sure to complete both parts of this series! Click HERE to launch Part Two.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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Original Student Tutorials

Analyzing an Author’s Use of Juxtaposition in Jane Eyre (Part Two):

In Part Two of this two-part series, you'll continue to explore excerpts from the Romantic novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. In this tutorial, you'll examine the author's use of juxtaposition, which is a technique of putting two or more elements side by side to invite comparison or contrast. By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to explain how the author’s use of juxtaposition in excerpts from the first two chapters of Jane Eyre defines Jane’s perspective regarding her treatment in the Reed household.

Make sure to complete Part One before beginning Part Two. Click HERE to view Part One. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Poems in Context: How Poetry Reflects the Issues of Its Time Period (Part Two):

Learn how poems reflect the issues of their time period in this two-part tutorial series. In Part One, you learned about the four different types of contexts in writing. You then read the poems of several prominent Black American authors, and you analyzed how each poem reflects the context of its time period. In Part Two, you'll read and analyze two poems from a later era: "To America" by James Weldon Johnson and "If We Must Die" by Claude McKay. 

Make sure to complete both parts of this series! Click HERE to launch Part One.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Poems in Context: How Poetry Reflects the Issues of Its Time Period (Part One):

Learn how poems reflect the issues of their time period in this two-part tutorial series. You'll first learn about the four different types of contexts in writing. You'll then read the poems of several prominent Black American authors, and you'll analyze how each poem reflects the context of its time period. In Part One, you'll read two poems: "The Slave's Complaint" by George Moses Horton and "Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. You'll read two more poems in Part Two.

Make sure to complete both parts of this series! Click HERE to launch Part Two.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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