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How does the use of figurative language enhance a poem's overall effect?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 3
High School - English - Freshman - Unit 3
The Power of Figurative Language (A)
Why use figurative language? How does the use of figurative language enhance the effect an author’s work? Teacher will make a comparison between figurative language and going fishing. If you want a reader to find a piece of literature interesting and keep reading, you have to bait the hook. Teacher will also make a connection to the introduction to the essay students will be writing about the use of figurative language.
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This unit is meant to follow an extensive unit of prose and poetry, asking students to take their study of literature one step further by analyzing literature for the use of figurative language and explaining how literature is enhanced through its use.

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v  W.9-10.2- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

·         Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

·         Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.

·         Use appropriate and varied transitions to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.

·         Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.

·         Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

·         Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).

W.9-10.8- Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

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·         W.9-10.2

1.       Identify appropriate formatting.

2.       Explain how to organize an essay.

  1. Select content for informative/explanatory writing.

4.       Determine well chosen, relevant facts.

5.       Evaluate content for clear and accurate complex ideas, concepts and information.

  1. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
  2. Introduce a topic.
  3. Organize complex ideas, concepts and information to make important connections and distinctions.
  4. Include formatting to aid comprehension.
  5. Use appropriate and varied transitions.
  6. Use precise language to manage the complexity of the topic.
  7. Use domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.
  8. Establish a formal style and objective tone.
  9. Attend to the norms and conventions of the discipline.
  10. Develop a topic with well-chosen, relevant and sufficient facts.
  11. Develop a topic with information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.

·         W.9-10.8

  1. Analyze the usefulness of each source in answering the research question.
  2. Integrate information into the text to maintain the flow of ideas.
  3. Use a standard format for citation to avoid plagiarism.
  4. Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively.
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·         Formatting

·         Essay

·         Facts

·         Thesis

·         Complex

·         Transitions

·         Formal style

·         Objective tone

·         Develop

·         Organize

·         Analyze

·         Citation

Plagiarism

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