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Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

 
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Can I meet your introduction? Writing the introduction of the explanatory essay

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Essay Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Essay Writing
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students write a detailed intro (as if their teacher is an idiot) to introduce the explanatory essay.

 
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screenshot of introduction lesson
   

Who's the man? Characters' motivations in "The Most Dangerous Game" and writing a thesis

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions in The Most Dangerous Game
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions in The Most Dangerous Game
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students referee the conflict between two characters and draft the thesis for a comparison contrast essay

 
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cossacks officer in 1720
   

Take Care of Your Body First: Revising the body paragraphs of an explanatory essay

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Essay Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Essay Writing
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work their bodies--of their essays, that is--by revising their body paragraphs and adding additional details to their work.

 
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copy of outline for explanatory essay
   

Building a Mirror Factory: Finishing Fahrenheit 451 and Contemplating the Message

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: Burning Bright
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: Burning Bright
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What does reading a book have to do with looking in a mirror?

 
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mirror wall
   

Writing a Better Thesis

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations: Extending Knowledge
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Great Expectations: Extending Knowledge
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students get to write on the board, but they also have to share their thesis statements.

 
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Write to Right: Writing an Introduction and Casting the "Right" Vote in "The Most Dangerous Game"

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions: Comparison Contrast Essay
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions: Comparison Contrast Essay
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students "write" before they vote to see who is "right" about characters in "The Most Dangerous Game."

 
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tmdg poll2
   

Diving Deeper into the Human Body Systems (Day 1 of 4)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 10: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Allow your students to be the teachers during this engaging lesson series of student created human body system presentations!

 
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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
   

Lady Capulet Compares Paris to a Book: Students Explain the Metaphor in a Timed Writing Task.

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 1: Character Introduction and Analysis
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 1: Character Introduction and Analysis
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover? Lady Capulet disagrees.

 
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writing
   

Character Analysis: Examining familial conflict in Antigone Scene 2 and 3 (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:

Can questions bring students to a deeper analytical understanding?

 
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copy of antigone and the body of polynices   project gutenberg etext 14994
   

Building a Theme Analysis: Thesis Statements and Writer's Workshop (1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme Analysis-Writer's Workshop
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Theme Analysis-Writer's Workshop
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Can we use specific language to really say what we mean? No beating around the bush here!

 
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Note-worthy Practices

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 5- Biology Basics
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 5- Biology Basics
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Studying is active, not passive.

 
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note taking
   

Comparison & Contrast Paragraph Writing Using Two Texts

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View & Perspective in American Born Chinese
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View & Perspective in American Born Chinese
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We focus on writing about more than one text! This is an important and exciting development in our ability to synthesize.

 
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yangchinkee
   

Group Literary Analysis of Things Fall Apart: Developing a Claim (Day 1 of 3)

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:

Students choose from one of eight topics to write a literary analysis on Things Fall Apart.

 
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google tools
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Practicing test taking helps prepare my students for the real thing.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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