RI.9-10.5

Analyze in detail how an author's ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).

 
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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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Images of Wrath and Redemption: Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Plain Living Portrayed in Puritan Poetry and Sermons
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Plain Living Portrayed in Puritan Poetry and Sermons
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Fire & Wrath! Jonathan Edwards' vivid imagery in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" delivers a fear-filled impact.

 
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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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Race and Rhetoric in Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Rhetoric is the discussion topic of the day as students discuss persuasive techniques.

 
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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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"I Just Wanna Be Average": Tracing the Idea of Persistence in a Personal Essay

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Constructive Controversy -- Oral and Written Argumentation
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Constructive Controversy -- Oral and Written Argumentation
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What motivates you? What are persistence, praise, and performance to a 9th grader? My students will tell you as they respond to Mike Rose.

 
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Responding to Personal Turmoil: An Introduction to 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:

Today we will get to know the author of Night by looking at some of the moral dilemmas he faced as well as looking at some of the ideas he has shared publicly beyond his book.

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

Students practice their "annotation strokes" by using an annotation palette while reading

 
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Nonfiction: Text features, author's purpose, main idea, Oh My!

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Creative Test Prep and Review
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Creative Test Prep and Review
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Evaluating a controversial article is a great way to get students to consider author's purpose.

 
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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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10th Grade ELA » Unit: Rule Makers And Rule Breakers
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Arguments can't be one dimensional.

 
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Gathering Evidence to Write Arguments on Demand

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students prepare to meet the demands of "on demand" argumentative writing

 
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Praise Paradox Cause/Effect

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Constructive Controversy -- Oral and Written Argumentation
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Constructive Controversy -- Oral and Written Argumentation
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What do praise and criticism lead to? My students will analyze cause/effect in an interesting non-fiction text.

 
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Collaborative Reading and Analysis of Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 2

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Rhetoric in Julius Caesar and Contemporary Speeches
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Rhetoric in Julius Caesar and Contemporary Speeches
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We will leverage 1:1 technology for collaborative reading!

 
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