RL.9-10.10

By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 
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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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Heroes: Sandwiches or People--Introduction to the Odyssey

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A hero is more than a sandwich in today's lesson as students examine the characteristics of heroes.

 
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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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Using TP-CASTT to Analyze the Poem "Lost Generation"

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

A poem read backwards can offer surprising discoveries of hope for students.

 
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Words in Context: The Amazing Race to "The Cask of Amontillado" (Day 1 of 2)

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

Making meaning with a partner is much more fun as students determine the meaning of words in context and start The Amazing Race

 
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Problems and Solutions in The Odyssey

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are know-it alls in today's lesson-- They demonstrate their understanding of the problems and solutions of Odysseus.

 
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Curses and Crimes in Anthem (Day 5)

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:

Are we all cursed criminals? We discuss theCURSE of being too tall and thinking differently and the CRIME of creating light

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

Young love is unpredictable. Is love worth dying for?

 
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Making Socrates Proud: Socratic Discussion of Anthem by Ayn Rand (Day 4)

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:

Socrates is smiling as my students enthusiastically participate in the discussion today

 
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Introduction to Annotation Techniques

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today students build a tool box of annotation techniques ensure that students will have customizable resources to engage with text.

 
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Getting to Know You: Student-to-Student First Day of School Interviews

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In order for students to learn, they need to feel safe. Building classroom community from the early days of school is essential to this process.

 
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Baseball as a Metaphorical Image in Fences, Act 1 Scene 1

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Will it take three strikes for Troy to be out of the old ball game?

 
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Show Me What You Can Do: Writing Pre-assessment

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What can your kids do? Provide them a challenging, text-based pre-assessment to gather data and guide instruction.

 
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Wherefore Art thou, Romeo? Reading Act II of Romeo and Juliet

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: Romeo and Juliet
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: Romeo and Juliet
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students embody characters in Romeo and Juliet through oral reading

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: A Raisin in the Sun
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students receive essential background understanding to prepare them for the reading of a play.

 
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