11g1/11g2/11b Upcoming Week Announcement


Hope everyone is enjoying their break! Some reminders for next week:

11g1/ 11g2: Vocabulary Quiz on Monday

11g1/11g2/11b: Mid/end of next week we will have an in-class text-analysis on the following:

Text-Based Response

Your Task: Rely on your reading and analysis of pages 48–52 of A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf to write a well-developed response to the following prompt:

Analyze how two central ideas interact and develop over the course of pages 48–52 of A Room of One’s Own.

Be sure to include: What rhetorical devices does Woolf use to convey her central ideas?


Be sure to:

  • Closely read the prompt
  • Organize your ideas and evidence
  • Develop a claim that responds directly to all parts of the prompt
  • Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support your analysis
  • Follow the conventions of standard written English


CCSS: RI.11-12.2, W.11-12.2.a-f, W.11-12.9.b, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2

Commentary on the task:

This task measures RI.11-12.2 because it demands that students:

  • Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex analysis.

This task measures W.11-12.2.a-f because it demands that students:

  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
  • Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.
  • Use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.
  • Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.
  • Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
  • Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).

This task measures W.11-12.9.b because it demands that students:

  • Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

This task measures L.11-12.1 because it demands that students:

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing.

This task measures L.11-12.2 because it demands that students:

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


So reread the text, go over your notes (*this is why I continuously say take notes) and begin to think about what you might include in your text analysis!

Any comments, questions, or concerns, feel free to shoot me an email btisam.hassan@alnoornyc.org! 

See you all Monday!

-Sr Ibtisam