RI.9-10.3

Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.

 
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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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whostoblame
   

"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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fitzgerald postage stamp
   

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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Debate: Is Summer Vacation Necessary?

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will make inferences and cite evidence to determine their response to the following question -- Summer vacation: intellectual growth or intellectual drop zone?

 
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rollercoaster
   

Board Game Project: Introduction and Planning

10th Grade English » Unit: Collaborative Speaking & Listening: Designing Identity in "The Catcher in the Rye" Boardgame
10th Grade English » Unit: Collaborative Speaking & Listening: Designing Identity in "The Catcher in the Rye" Boardgame
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality." -Walt Disney

 
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Getting to know Eliezer's Story: Theme Analysis of Night

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Texts: Analyzing the Narrative Non-fiction Style of Night
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Texts: Analyzing the Narrative Non-fiction Style of Night
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As we meet a young Elie Wiesel at the beginning of Night, it is important to look at both his story and how an older Wiesel sets that story up through themes and events.

 
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Puzzling Out Information: A Jigsaw Reading

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:

Like the greatest thinkers of the The Enlightenment sought to understand the world around them, students craft a whole understanding of the era's historical context

 
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jigsaw clipart
   

Understanding Word Choice and Zora Neal Hurston's Feelings About Herself in How it Feels to be Colored Me

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:

How can students get a deeper understanding of an author's self-image during challenging times.

 
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Responses to Industrialism: Close Reading of The Communist Manifesto (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text: Craft and Structure Analysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text: Craft and Structure Analysis
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Marx lays out his argument in a very logical way. Today's task is to figure out how and why he does this.

 
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karl marx
   

Skill 1: Literary Non-Fiction Analysis

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Skill Review: Preparing for the State Test
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Skill Review: Preparing for the State Test
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The state test is a' coming! Time to make sure we are all ready to tackle it. First step -- annotating and examining literary non-fiction.

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

What makes an editorial so convincing?

 
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The Development of a Declaration: Diction, Syntax and Rhetoric in the Age of Revolutions (Day 2 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Revolutions are cyclical in nature--and they all share similar ideas, documents and strategies. At the risk of starting our own revolution, helping students to create their own declaration is one way to dive into this historical concept.

 
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declaration of independence
   

Analyzing The Laundry Club: Woman's work during the Harlem Renaissance

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:

How did woman workers during the 1930's in Harlem cope with nearly unbearable conditions?

 
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woman
   

The Impossibility of Perfection: Franklin's Speckled Axe & 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:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident," students will need to explain and justify their own arguments. The Declaration of Independence models crafting strong arguments, persuasive appeals, and rhetorical devices for students.

 
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writing the declaration of independence 1776
   
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Electronic Privacy
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can students treat a documentary just like an argumentative print text?

 
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board with modeled main idea and evidence
Common Core ELA
 
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