W.9-10.1c

Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.

 
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Africa: Accessing Prior Knowledge to Prepare for Analyzing Things Fall Apart

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How many countries in Africa? Languages spoken? Religion? Famous writers, musicians, athletes? What do you know about Africa?

 
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Roughly Drafting: Crafting MEL-Con Paragraphs

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:

MEL-Con structure supports claims in a logical, structured frame.

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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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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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Writing with Colors: Using Highlighters to Edit the Rough Drafts

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations: The Final Assessment
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations: The Final Assessment
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Writing with Colors "highlights" the strengths and weaknesses in the rough draft.

 
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Evaluating Argument: There are Two Sides to Every Story (2 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:

Do students really need a They Say/I Say template to develop an argument?

 
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Heads Down Writing; Heads Up Conferencing

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:

Quick, informal, but personal conferences can strengthen writing and build confidence.

 
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The First Step Toward Writing Outstanding Essays: Crafting an Outline

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations: The Final Assessment
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations: The Final Assessment
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today's class will prove that robust outlines make writing an essay easy.

 
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Argumentative Writing Practice: Which Candy Should Be My Favorite? (2 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Don't raise your voice! Rather, improve your argument with a strong counterclaim.

 
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Of Mind and Motion: Assessing Nerve Damage in the Central Nervous System!

High School Science » Unit: Senses, Perception and Movement
High School Science » Unit: Senses, Perception and Movement
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Central Nervous System is partitioned into distinct regions that enable the body to process & respond to physical stimuli differently and specifically. As a consequence, CNS problems can be assessed directly through these expected responses via reflexe

 
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Writing: Building An Argument

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students need time to write, write and write some more

 
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Frame it or Trash it? Writing Argument about Art

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Quick: get your beret and French accent--we're going to be art critics!

 
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DAY 1: Reteach/Retest Parts of ELA 9 Unit 1 Assessment

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Fiction: "Drenched In Light"
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Fiction: "Drenched In Light"
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What's an alternative to less than proficiency on an assessment?

 
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Mapping a Route to Research: Student Info Card Development (Day 2 of 2)

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:

How do you know that you're right? Support it with information cards!

 
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Focusing on Intro 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:

Giving ample time for questions and writing introductory paragraphs practically guarantees a good essay.

 
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