W.9-10.2b

Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.

 
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Let's TWIST: Tone, Word choice, Imagery, Style, and Theme

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

Students TWIST it out by drafting thesis statements using a close reading organizer (TWIST)

 
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Researching Background Knowledge for "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" Using Voice Thread.

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Development: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Development: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What challenges do Native Americans face living on a reservation? Students will use voice thread to share their responses.

 
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Getting "Moody" by Analyzing Word Choices in "The Most Dangerous Game"

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:

Authors manipulate mood and students discover how, by collecting evidence

 
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Speed Date Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing with Peers

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 go on speed dates with their peers' essays by focusing on specific revisions and edits

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

What's the score? Students write comparisons of Dr. King and Malcolm and X and score their own writing.

 
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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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Analyzing Theme in the story Sniper.

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How the use of "chunking" helps all students analyze a story by identifying theme, plot, and characterization.

 
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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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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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CancerQuest: Cell Division Gone Wrong (Day 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get your students connecting the cell cycle to their daily lives through the use of medical treatments and explanations of cancer.

 
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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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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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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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Ending The Search for Identity--Did we find it?

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: "The House on Mango Street"
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: "The House on Mango Street"
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students make a two ingredient text soup by partnering up to discuss and write about what shapes our identity the most using ideas from 2 different texts.

 
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Connecting with our Ancestors Through Reading and Writing

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Identity and Culture: Identifying the Central Idea and Evaluating Evidence in Informational Texts
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Identity and Culture: Identifying the Central Idea and Evaluating Evidence in Informational Texts
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
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Where did we come from and why are we still here? Students examine how ancestors connect people to locations and migration in the Southern United States

 
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