EngageNY Grade 11 ELA Module 1: How Do Authors Develop and Relate Elements of a Text?
In this three-unit module, juniors examine literary and nonfiction text, observing how authors develop their central ideas. In Units 1 and 2, scholars practice close reading, annotating text, and evidence-based discussions and writing. Virginia Woolf’s essay “A Room of One’s Own,” the central text of Unit 3, provides class members with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to identify and evaluate how an author presents claims and supports her arguments. For a final performance task, writers craft an essay in which they analyze the theme of gender inequality in Woolf’s essay and in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.