RL.9-10.3

Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

 
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How'd he do that? Memoir Style Stations

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Reading and Writing: Persepolis and Memoir
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Reading and Writing: Persepolis and Memoir
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We've spent two weeks looking at a graphic memoir--now it's time to see how other writers use imagery to teach us their life lessons.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Is Johnny Bear another one of Steinbeck's complex characters? Yes, and there are many similarities to Lennie in Of Mice and Men as well.

 
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We are One: Introducing Anthem by Ayn Rand

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A world with no "I" and no names? Immersing ourselves in a world of collectivism.

 
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Nature in Balance: Analyzing Natural Themes in "The World on Turtle's Back"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How was the world created: with a bang, with a word, with a splash? Through Iroquois' creation story, students identify the elements of a creation myth and the role of balance in the natural world.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How did Steinbeck's past experiences influence his writing?

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Hindsight is 20/20 as students decide where Madame Loisel could have changed her future by examining their cause and effect chains.

 
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Poetry: Analysis with Half-Hanged Mary

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading The Soul: The Personal Essay and Poetry
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading The Soul: The Personal Essay and Poetry
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poetry made easy!

 
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"Rich Girls Don't Marry Poor Boys": The Connection Between Author and Text

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The events of the life and characteristics of the style of F. Scott Fitzgerald are linked in his writing; today students are introduced to both.

 
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Assimilation and Culture Reading and Discussion

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The theme of fitting in is universal and interesting to trace throughout literary texts.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Romeo and Juliet meet and the seeds of a tragic drama are planted.

 
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Instant Replay of "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan: Reading closely to answer TDQ's

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: "Two Kinds" and Emilie Davis Diaries
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: "Two Kinds" and Emilie Davis Diaries
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students do an instant replay of each scene from "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan by re-reading with purpose.

 
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"Mockingbird" Logistics: Creative Project Introduction and Forming Literature Circle Groups

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Meet and greet; students get to know their literature circle groups for "To Kill a Mockingbird"

 
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What is a Plot W?: Lessons from "Everybody Knows Tobie"

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students enjoy writing with the element of surprise when they use a Plot W narrative structure.

 
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What is Perspective?: Analysis of Persona in "Mother to Son"

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View and Perspective in Short Fiction and Non-Fiction
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View and Perspective in Short Fiction and Non-Fiction
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding, having empathy for others, and creatively imagining their worlds is fascinating and important work.

 
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Maus Chapter 3 and 4: Juxtaposition of a Character Soldier vs. POW (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Student grapple with Vladek's strengths and weakness to determine who is the strongest Vladek: the soldier or the POW.

 
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