W.9-10.1b

Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level and concerns.

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

Mixing it up in this lesson: Countering arguments in the on demand essay AND analyzing how a speaker's words reflect his/her values and beliefs in a poem.

 
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Making The Story "Real": Film Analysis of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In 1964, Rod Sterling exposed American audiences to the film version of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Today, students make prediction and judge how the film "holds up."

 
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American Dreams and Money Nightmares: Themes in 'The Great Gatsby'

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:

Thinking about themes! Today, we are discussing pre-reading prompts in order to anticipate The American Dream, money, happiness, materialism, and nostalgia.

 
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Juxtaposition, Research, Fathers, Visual Motifs--Writing a Literary Analysis of Maus (Day 1 of 2)

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:

Get out your writing shovels; students dig deep into Maus.

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

What makes an editorial so convincing?

 
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Citing Your Sources: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

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:

Citations, MLA Style! An argument, no matter how well written, is meaningless without support.

 
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Putting Together the Puzzle of History: Jigsaw Reading and Reporting

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Fitting together history's pieces to understand the literature's mystery and context.

 
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We Wrote the "Head," Time for the Body Paragraphs

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Teaching my students how to write topic sentences well is important because topic sentences link claims and create a more cohesive essay.

 
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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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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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