ELA III: Reformation
Scholars are required to think independently about their stance relative to one of three prompts in the culminating assessment. They must develop their own stance and support it using rhetorical strategies they have learned. They have some choice from three prompts and from both oral and spoken components including rhetorical strategies. Current local events (Daniel Prude murder, protests) are used heavily in first lessons. Current texts (Ta-Nehesi Coates) and popular culture (Childish Gambino) are used to provide hooks into text. The unit requires students to reflect on their own identity.