RI.9-10.10

By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction 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 literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 
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Tricksters and Anti-Heroes: Analyzing Character Archetypes in "Coyote and the Buffalo"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Heroic Villain or Villainous Hero? Through reading a Navajo myth, students will identify the traits of a Trickster and extend to other examples of the archetype.

 
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coyote portrait by christopher
   

Nature in Balance: Analyzing Natural Themes in "The World on Turtle's Back"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How was the world created: with a bang, with a word, with a splash? Through Iroquois' creation story, students identify the elements of a creation myth and the role of balance in the natural world.

 
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turtle flying from wikimedia
   

Reflective Writing About You: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know How To Succeed in This Class

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Surveys and Seating Charts and Syllabi. Oh my! Students will address one of the "Big Questions" for the year to get them thinking about their origins (their lives and goals), cultural origins (myths), and story origins (plot and themes).

 
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back to school
   

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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Reviewing Creation Myths and Trickster Tales: A Class Review

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What mythical origins might the local lake, river, or tourist attraction have? After review of the myths they have read, students begin to plan for writing their own creation myth.

 
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the creation of adam by michelangelo
   

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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history of the indian tribes of north america
   

"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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12583688 a road barrier roadblock reading can you break through asking if you can summon the courage and ener
   
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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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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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
   

What It Means to Be a Catcher in the Rye: Board Game Debrief and Poetry Analysis

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:

Loss of innocence as a character experiences the world; is it anybody's business but the characters'?

 
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chutes and stradlaters
   

Editorial Writing: Let's figure out how to improve our argument instead of raising our voice

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:

How can we write an editorial that presents a solid argument?

 
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images 2
   

Building a Culture of Reading

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 to become a more fluent reader, students need to read regularly and at their grade level. To support this, it is essential for a teacher to set aside time for choice reading in the language arts classroom.

 
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read poster
   

Desk Vandalism Helps Students Analyze Conflicts and Types of Characters in Of Mice and Men

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

Students temporarily vandalize their desks by using them as dry erase boards for categorizing and analyzing conflicts.

 
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desk vandalism
Common Core ELA
 
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