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World Lit: The 11th Hour


  • ELAGSE9-10RI6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
  • ELAGSE9-10W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELAGSE9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • ELAGSE9-10SL1a: Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.

Opening Session: Grab your Springboards and flip to page 401. Do question 2 while I play the beginning of our movie today, The 11th Hour!

Work Session: Today we are spending the entire class period watching the movie The 11th Hour, which is a documentary starring Leonardo DiCaprio about climate change. Take notes on page 402 of your book as you watch.


Closing Session: Debrief: What did you think of the movie? Did it change your perspective? Enlighten you? How so?

Assessment: Formative (book check, class discussions)

Differentiation: Learning style (visual)