RI.9-10.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

 
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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: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Lather up everyone! Students use a SOAPSTone chart to read an important American speech closely.

 
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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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Determining Who's to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death (Day 1 of 2)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 5: Theme Analysis, Comparing Text to Film, and Analytical Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 5: Theme Analysis, Comparing Text to Film, and Analytical Writing
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Romeo drank the poison, but is he to blame?

 
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Identifying Argument: How Much Privacy Are You Willing To Give Up?

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Electronic Privacy
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Electronic Privacy
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is there anything that is still private? Today my students will read an article and answer this question.

 
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Will it Parallel?! Structure and Form in Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If two lines on a page can be parallel, how can two lines of words?

 
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Introduction to Rhetorical Appeals and Writing a Rhetorical Precis

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What is the purpose? How does it connect to an audience? Students will distinguish between and objective analysis and personal opinion.

 
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Who is August Wilson? Using THIEVES to Pre-Read an Obituary Informational Text

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:

Do you want to know more about August Wilson? You must be willing to become THIEVES!

 
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Deconstructing an argument to use as a model of good writing

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Writer's Workshop Google Doc Style: Writing an Editorial
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Writer's Workshop Google Doc Style: Writing an Editorial
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Evaluating student work is awesome!

 
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An Introduction to Persepolis

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:

In order to understand what you are reading, it is helpful to keep a written record of big ideas.

 
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Connecting Themes, Authors, & Our Lives: Class Discussion

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Catching Identity, Novel Study of "The Catcher in the Rye"
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Catching Identity, Novel Study of "The Catcher in the Rye"
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Three themes, one author, and a whole lot of issues: what holds "The Catcher in the Rye" together?

 
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Survival of the Fittest: Naturalism in London's "The Law of Life"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Naturalism and Understanding Conflict in the American Short Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Naturalism and Understanding Conflict in the American Short Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"Jurassic Park" teaches us "Life finds a way," but Jack London shows while life continues, the individual may not.

 
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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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Shocking Rituals of the Nacirema

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:

How would you describe the rituals of our everyday, American lives? This essay takes a surprising tack.

 
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Stories by the Fireside: Creating Experts on Romantic Poets

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Poetry by the Fireside (Romanticism Part I)
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Poetry by the Fireside (Romanticism Part I)
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Discussing meaning of poetry, both author-intended and personal, in the spirit of Fireside story-telling.

 
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william cullen
Common Core ELA
 
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