RI.9-10.7

Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.

 
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"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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Maus Chapter 3 and 4: Juxtaposition of a Character Soldier vs. POW (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Student grapple with Vladek's strengths and weakness to determine who is the strongest Vladek: the soldier or the POW.

 
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working together
   

The Poetry of Poe: A Troubled Life

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The darkness in life of Poe reflects the darkness his works are known for.

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

Students read for information AND A student becomes the teacher and serves as a guest speaker on Indian culture

 
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student speaker
   

Unit Introduction: Point of View in Literature

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:

The teller of the story IS the story.

 
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Emily Dickinson: Simplicity of Language--A Life in Isolation

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:

Literal meaning and implied meaning can create confusion in readers; Dickinson's poetic descriptions of common things illustrate this to provide understanding for students.

 
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The Moral (and Literal) Geography of Othello

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Study of Character Development in Shakespeare's Othello
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Study of Character Development in Shakespeare's Othello
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The contrasting geography of the play is one (of many) keys to understanding Shakespeare's purpose for writing Othello.

 
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caprarola fresco geo map
   

Evaluating Argument: There are Two Sides to Every Story (Day 1 of 2)

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

Can focused annotation serve as a check for understanding?

 
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death row
   

1968: Examining the Documentary and Informational Text (1 of 3)

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

Can we convince students that "reading" a film is the same as reading a text?

 
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1968
   

The Poetry of Poe: Life and Loss in Lyric

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poe uses sound devices to create both plot and tension; today we look at how those sounds get the reader's attention and express the theme of the poem.

 
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poe raven
   

Researching a History of Aggression: Answering Inquiry Questions about Afghanistan (Day 1 of 2)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Amazing Afghanistan: PBL, Inquiry-Based Investigation into The Kite Runner
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Amazing Afghanistan: PBL, Inquiry-Based Investigation into The Kite Runner
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding Afghanistan through research is like digging through layers of sediment as my students uncover meaning upon meaning.

 
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800px rijksmuseum research library  2 copy
   

Researching a History of Aggression: Answering Inquiry Questions about Afghanistan (Day 2 of 2)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Amazing Afghanistan: PBL, Inquiry-Based Investigation into The Kite Runner
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Amazing Afghanistan: PBL, Inquiry-Based Investigation into The Kite Runner
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding Afghanistan through research is like digging through layers of sediment as my students uncover meaning upon meaning.

 
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800px rijksmuseum research library  2 copy
   

Turkeys & Thanksgiving Traditions: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Analysis & Discussion

10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding the origins and celebrations of the Thanksgiving holiday create culturally literate students.

 
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traditional
   

Writing a Narrative to Develop Structured Event Sequences in "The Sniper."

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How are people affected by war? By writing letters to the editor, students will begin to learn the answer.

 
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sniper photo2
   

"Trees for Democracy": One Women Can Change the World

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Identity and Culture: Identifying the Central Idea and Evaluating Evidence in Informational Texts
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Identity and Culture: Identifying the Central Idea and Evaluating Evidence in Informational Texts
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students examine the Green Belt Movement's quest to change society and the environment through innovation.

 
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culture presentation
Common Core ELA
 
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