W.9-10.1a

Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

 
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Crafting Claims and Counterclaims for Argumentative Essays

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will revise their claim and develop counterclaims to create a stronger, more well-rounded argument.

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

Do you want to be convinced that bugs will be a great addition to your diet? Check this out!

 
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edible stink bugs
   

"Mockingbird" Logistics: Creative Project Introduction and Forming Literature Circle Groups

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Meet and greet; students get to know their literature circle groups for "To Kill a Mockingbird"

 
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to kill a mockingbird
   

"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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Writing Argument "The Kid Nobody Could Handle"

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:

Moving from discussion to writing is a natural way to write argument.

 
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Sins of the Father: Identifying Claims and Counterclaims to Develop a Balanced Argument

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:

Should we chase away the sins of our fathers or welcome them with open arms? My students will tell you!

 
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Determining Who's to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death: Citing Relevant Evidence (Day 2 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:

What is "valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence"? My students will discover this today as they search for evidence in the play and in a critical essay to support their arguments.

 
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Act III of Othello: Iago, Master of Puppets?

10th Grade ELA » Unit: The Divine and Diabolical World of Othello
10th Grade ELA » Unit: The Divine and Diabolical World of Othello
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

You want me to do what? Ok. Students examine how manipulation can influence behavior.

 
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iago s plan
   

Evidence and Explanation of "This is Me in Grade 9"

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:

Just like this shallow water search team, our students will be looking for evidence and interpreting it!

 
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Making A Plan: Crafting an Outline

10th Grade English » Unit: Persuasive Writing: Research and Rhetorical Skills
10th Grade English » Unit: Persuasive Writing: Research and Rhetorical Skills
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

With landmarks in the form of information cards, students make an actual "map" to their topic in the form of an outline.

 
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note cards the waypoints on our map
   

Research Basics—Crafting an Essential Question and Claim

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will revisit elements of past projects to develop an essential question and claim for an argumentative essay.

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

Students get their "write" on! Writing the Day Away with Arguments and News

 
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newspaper project
   

Give Me Understanding of Charged Words, or Give Me More Practice

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:

To what do the famous words, "Give me liberty, or give me death" refer? Why would someone make such a charged claim?

 
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Making a Judgment: Who is the Tragic Hero of Antigone?, Scene 4 and 5 (2 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Character and Conflict Analysis in Antigone
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Character and Conflict Analysis in Antigone
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do you win an argument? Evidence!

 
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antigone4
   

Sins of the Father: Developing a Claim Using Evidence from Fences

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:

Can we defend our position by developing our claim using C.E.E.?

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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