Standard 1: Communicating Through Writing

General Information
Number: ELA.12.C.1
Title: Communicating Through Writing
Type: Standard
Subject: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 12
Strand: Communication

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Related Access Points

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Access Points

ELA.12.C.1.AP.2
Write a complex narrative using appropriate techniques to establish multiple perspectives and convey universal themes.
ELA.12.C.1.AP.3
Argue to support claims based on an in-depth analysis of topics or texts using valid reasoning and credible evidence from sources, elaboration, and demonstrating a thorough understanding of the subject.
ELA.12.C.1.AP.4
Write an in-depth analysis of a complex text using logical organization and appropriate tone and voice, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the subject.
ELA.12.C.1.AP.5
Improve writing when given feedback from an adult, a peer and/or an online editing tool, revising to enhance purpose, clarity, structure and style.

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Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court: Supreme Opinions:

Students will read portions of Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court and use what they learned about the process of writing summary opinions to write a narrative skit that displays the dialogue from their understanding in the Judge’s chambers.

There are three lessons that can be used to complement a study of Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court and help students take a new perspective by merging ELA skills with civics knowledge.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

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Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court: Wanted: Supreme Court Judges:

Students will read portions of Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court by Sandra Day O'Connor. After having interactive discussions regarding the manner, in which the text described how judges were appointed, their tenure, and salaries, students will demonstrate their new knowledge by creating a “Supreme Jobs” job announcement.

There are three lessons that can be used to complement a study of Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court and help students take a new perspective by merging ELA skills with civics knowledge.

This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.

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The Declaration of Independence: Analyzing Changes Made by Congress:

In this lesson, students will listen to a mini-lecture by a history professor regarding two passages included in Thomas Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration of Independence but deleted from the final version. Students will then participate in an analysis of the two passages, then write an argumentative essay about the professor's argument.

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Resumes Part 3: Writing My Resume:

Students will brainstorm and write the first draft of their resume in this lesson.

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Resumes Part 2: Writing a Resume's Experience Section:

To practice resume writing, students will conduct research on a famous person and write the work/volunteer experience section of the person’s resume in this lesson.

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A.I. In Our World:

Using the case study, “What if I Used A.I. To Build My Site?” students will research the historical, legal, and ethical impacts of A.I. and write an argument for or against the use of A.I. in a competitive business situation.

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Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Tone and Theme:

In this four-part lesson series, students will delve into the topic of grief through analysis of poetic devices, form, and point of view in poems by Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Students will connect theme to the poets’ viewpoints on the emotions, or the lack thereof, that one experiences during times of pain and loss. Students will read the poems multiple times to seek layers of meaning and write an in-depth analysis.

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Possible Effects of Social Media Use on Careers :

Using the case study, “Digital Dangers: The Impact of Your Personal Digital Footprint in the Workplace," students will research rules and regulations on social media use by education professional responsible for minors. They will develop an outcome scenario that addresses a universal theme and the impact of social media posts on person’s career.

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Resumes Part 4: Revising My Resume:

Students will revise the first draft of their resumes, complete a self-assessment, and evaluate two peers’ resumes in this lesson.

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Blasting Off with Active and Passive Voice:

Learn to distinguish between passive and active voice and how to revise sentences by changing them from passive voice to active voice in this interactive Space Race-themed tutorial.

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Original Student Tutorial

Blasting Off with Active and Passive Voice:

Learn to distinguish between passive and active voice and how to revise sentences by changing them from passive voice to active voice in this interactive Space Race-themed tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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