RL.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

 
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Let's TWIST: Tone, Word choice, Imagery, Style, and Theme

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Introductory Unit
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Introductory Unit
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students TWIST it out by drafting thesis statements using a close reading organizer (TWIST)

 
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Making Inferences about the Character of the Characters in "The Scarlet Ibis"

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search For Identity: "The Scarlet Ibis" Reading and Analysis
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search For Identity: "The Scarlet Ibis" Reading and Analysis
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Dissections aren't just for science --In ELA students dissect characters and use vocabulary development tools.

 
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Two mediums, one topic: Comparing the treatment of setting in "The Most Dangerous Game" and a movie clip

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

Students become book and movie critics to analyze and compare an author and a producer’s portrayal of a setting

 
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Analyzing "Dover Beach" and its Connection to Fahrenheit 451

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: The Sieve and the Sand
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: The Sieve and the Sand
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Why does Montag read "Dover Beach" to Mildred and her friends?

 
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Singing of Yourself & Others: Whitman's "Song of Myself"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students sing of themselves and celebrate themselves, and analyze some poetry, too.

 
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Cozy Up to "A Voice" by Pat Mora using a TPCASTT Organizer

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Assessing skills from "The Scarlet Ibis" and Analyzing "A Voice"
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Assessing skills from "The Scarlet Ibis" and Analyzing "A Voice"
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students get up close and personal with a poem by using the TPCASTT to collect their ideas.

 
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Responding to the Short Story "Sucker" by Analyzing the Author's Viewpoint

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Once students have a clearer understanding of the complex characters in the short story "Sucker," it's time to put their ideas on paper.

 
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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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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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Applying TP-CASTT To Two Poems: Analyzing and Comparing Langston Hughes's A Dream Deferred and Dream Variations

9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students read two poems about reaching dreams and compare how the poet's rhythmical expression of his thoughts and feelings differ.

 
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Images and Sounds that Convey Tone in Poetry

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Introductory Unit
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Introductory Unit
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students do what crime scene investigators do: Collect evidence of words and phrases that convey meaning

 
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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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Literary Devices in Act I of Othello

10th Grade ELA » Unit: The Divine and Diabolical World of Othello
10th Grade ELA » Unit: The Divine and Diabolical World of Othello
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What's the function of literary devices in Shakespeare? Students explore how literary devices influence the text and the audience.

 
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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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