27. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. [W.11-12.9] a. Apply Grade 12 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Demonstrate knowledge of foundational works of European literature with a concentration in British literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics”). [W.11-12.9a]
29. Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on Grade 12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. [SL.11-12.1]
Students will interact with a pretend feudal system playing the role of peasants, vassals, nobles, and monarchs to help them understand the class structure that produced literature of the times.
Students will use information from the nonfiction History Channel video about King Arthur to prepare for the reading of the Arthurian Legends.
Austin High School teacher