W.9-10.2e

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

 
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Reflecting on 1st Semester and Setting Goals for 2nd Semester

10th Grade ELA » Unit: New Beginnings, Community Identities, and Remembrances
10th Grade ELA » Unit: New Beginnings, Community Identities, and Remembrances
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What did I learn and where am I going? Students examine their accomplishments and shortcomings, and then set goals for a new year.

 
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set goals
   

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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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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Different Culture, Different Roles: Women in Two Societies

10th Grade ELA » Unit: New Beginnings, Community Identities, and Remembrances
10th Grade ELA » Unit: New Beginnings, Community Identities, and Remembrances
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Are women's roles the same around the world? To answer this question, students will compare roles of women in Mali and in America.

 
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abitou and me
   

Moving from Scaffolded Template to Writing Open Responses

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 students write their the final draft to an open response for the short story "Sucker"

 
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climbing
   

Revise! Engaging Peers to Improve 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
 
Big Idea:

If students build content and organization, peers can help with the polishing.

 
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Building a Theme Analysis: Thesis Statements and Writer's Workshop (2 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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Writer's Practice: Analysis of Close Reading & Critical Viewing

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:

Connections and Comparisons: Like F. Scott Fitzgerald, students draw from their experiences (in viewing and reading) to demonstrate understanding of the novel.

 
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Writing an Explanatory Text with a Focus on Style

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 4: Reading, Performing, and Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 4: Reading, Performing, and Writing
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Writing isn't just about being "right," but about communicating an idea effectively to your audience.

 
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writing
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Non Fiction: Black Boy
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Open Response: How you can assess reading comprehension

 
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open response rubric chapter 1 balck boy 2
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students "blast" into nonfiction reading and analysis as they read, annotate, and write about influences in The Blast Furnace

 
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Building a Theme Analysis: Body Paragraphs and The Writer's Workshop

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:

Do graphic organizers help students gain confidence in their own writing?

 
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linds
   

Building a Theme Analysis: Writing the Rough Draft

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:

Ready, Set, Write!

 
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Problem Based Investigation (Day 2 of 2): Group Research and Reasoning

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Texts: Analyzing Modern Conflict
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary Texts: Analyzing Modern Conflict
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Spending time in the library to see what research students are capable of accomplishing in a 52 minutes.

 
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student project sample slide
   

Building a Theme Analysis: The Introduction and Writer's Workshop

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:

Why do we need an introduction? The same reason you shake hands with a stranger you meet!

 
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rhetorical theme analysis assignment
Common Core ELA
 
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