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SpringBoard English Language Arts – Grade 11 UNIT 1: The American Dream Activity 1.1 Previewing the Unit ................................................................................................................................ 4 1.2 Defining a Word, Idea or Concept ........................................................................................................... 5 Essay: “A Cause Greater Than Self,” by Senator John McCain 1.3 America’s Promise .................................................................................................................................. 8 Poetry: “The New Colossus,” by Emma Lazarus Speech: President Roosevelt’s Address at Statue of Liberty Celebration 1.4 America’s Voices ................................................................................................................................... 12 Poetry: “I Hear America Singing,” by Walt Whitman; “I, Too, Sing America,” by Langston Hughes Poetry: “America” by Claude McKay 1.5 Fulfilling the Promise ............................................................................................................................. 16 Short Story: “America and I,” by Anzia Yezierska 1.6 Defining an American ............................................................................................................................ 27 Letter: “What is an American?” from Letters from an American Farmer by Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur 1.7 A Hyphenated American ....................................................................................................................... 32 Essay: “Growing Up Asian” by Kesaya E. Noda 1.8 Researching Images of America ........................................................................................................... 37 Poetry: “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes 1.9 What Is Freedom?................................................................................................................................. 43 Speech: “The Four Freedoms,” by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Historical Document: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States Historical Document: The Bill of Rights 1.10 Strategies for Defining Freedom ........................................................................................................... 48 Definition Essay: “What Is Freedom?” by Jerald M. Jellison and John H. Harvey Embedded Assessment 1: Writing a Definition Essay................................................................................ 51 1.11 Previewing Embedded Assessment 2 and Synthesizing Ideas ........................................................... 53 1.12 Annotating an Argumentative Text........................................................................................................ 55 Argumentative Essay: “Is the American Dream Still Possible?” by David Wallechinsky 1.13 The Structure of an Argument ............................................................................................................... 59 Historical Document: Declaration of Independence 1.14 Coming for the American Dream .......................................................................................................... 64 Poetry: “Ellis Island,” by Joseph Bruchac Poetry: “On Being Brought from Africa to America,” by Phillis Wheatley Poetry: “Europe and America,” by David Ignatow 1.15 Money and the American Dream .......................................................................................................... 68 Poetry: “Money,” by Dana Gioia Drama: Excerpt from A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry 1.16 Working Toward the Dream .................................................................................................................. 73 Poetry: “Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper,” by Martin Espada Nonfiction: Excerpt from Working, “Roberto Acuna Talks About Farm Workers,” by Studs Terkel 1.17 The Road to Success ............................................................................................................................ 78 Speech: Excerpt from 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote, by Barack Obama Essay: “The Right to Fail,” by William Zinsser 1.21 American Dream: Real or Imagined? Structured Academic Controversy ............................................ 84 Embedded Assessment 2: Synthesizing the American Dream .................................................................. 87 ©2014 The College Board. All rights reserved. SpringBoard English Language Arts – Grade 11 UNIT 2: The Power of Persuasion Activity 2.1 Previewing the Unit ....................................................

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