RL.9-10.9

Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

 
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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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Comparing and Contrasting Abraham and Okonkwo's Sacrificial Acts

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore the complexities of faith and the responsibility of fatherhood.

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

Students serve as judge and jury to O.Henry's use of allusions to The Queen of Sheba and King Solomon

 
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Temptation in the Garden: Analyzing the Serpent's Rhetorical Strategies in Paradise Lost

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Thematic Connections and Artistic Choices in Paradise Lost
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Thematic Connections and Artistic Choices in Paradise Lost
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Some characters just get a bad rap...or is it deserved?

 
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Western Influences on Chinua Achebe: The Second Coming and Things Fall Apart (Day 1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will examine the western poem "The Second Coming" to find clues about the African "Things Fall Apart."

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Expressive Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today's Challenge: How to make a poem that was written in the 1930's about prejudice and personal pride relevant for our 21st century students? The poetry response form will help!

 
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Western Influences on Chinua Achebe: The Second Coming and Things Fall Apart (Day 2 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will examine the western poem "The Second Coming" to find clues about the African novel, "Things Fall Apart."

 
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a waste of desert sand
   

Building a Mirror Factory: Finishing Fahrenheit 451 and Contemplating the Message

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: Burning Bright
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: Burning Bright
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What does reading a book have to do with looking in a mirror?

 
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Evaluating Romeo's Love Poetry in Act 1, Scene 1

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 1: Character Introduction and Analysis
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 1: Character Introduction and Analysis
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

O brawling love, o loving hate! Poor Romeo just needs a date!

 
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Comparing the Short Story "Home Now" to American Born Chinese: Reading Day (Day 1 of 3)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View & Perspective in American Born Chinese
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View & Perspective in American Born Chinese
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We will explore cultural assimilation in a short story and compare it to the graphic novel by the end of this three day lesson. But first, we read "Home Now."

 
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The Dream Lives On: Reviewing & Exploring the American Dream in Literature

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:

Walt Whitman, Angela De Hoyos, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda bring a variety of dreams to the table; how does their vision of the American Dream differ from F. Scott Fitzgerald's?

 
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Finding the Central Idea in Hughes's Memoir: Salvation

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Non Fiction: How it Feels to Be Colored Me and Salvation
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Non Fiction: How it Feels to Be Colored Me and Salvation
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Examining allusions reveals the moral crisis that people can go through when discovering religion

 
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Harnessing the Holiday Spirit: Reading "The Gift of the Magi"

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Before and After Vacation
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Before and After Vacation
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How I harnessing the spirit of the season in English class.

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

Time to "zoom out" and look at Romeo and Juliet as compared to Greek tragedies.

 
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What's in a Name? Analyzing the Biblical Allusion in Chapter 40

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations: Pulling Everything Together
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations: Pulling Everything Together
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Are the students "able" to undersatnd Abel?

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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