W.9-10.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

 
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Tricksters and Anti-Heroes: Analyzing Character Archetypes in "Coyote and the Buffalo"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Heroic Villain or Villainous Hero? Through reading a Navajo myth, students will identify the traits of a Trickster and extend to other examples of the archetype.

 
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Nature in Balance: Analyzing Natural Themes in "The World on Turtle's Back"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How was the world created: with a bang, with a word, with a splash? Through Iroquois' creation story, students identify the elements of a creation myth and the role of balance in the natural world.

 
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Heroes: Sandwiches or People--Introduction to the Odyssey

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A hero is more than a sandwich in today's lesson as students examine the characteristics of heroes.

 
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hoagie hero sub sandwich
   

Reflective Writing About You: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know How To Succeed in This Class

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Surveys and Seating Charts and Syllabi. Oh my! Students will address one of the "Big Questions" for the year to get them thinking about their origins (their lives and goals), cultural origins (myths), and story origins (plot and themes).

 
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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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Problems and Solutions in The Odyssey

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are know-it alls in today's lesson-- They demonstrate their understanding of the problems and solutions of Odysseus.

 
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Transforming the Classroom into a Jazz Club: Analyzing "Jazzonia" and Writing Musical Poetry

9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Creating a classroom Jazz Cafe makes the Harlem Renaissance come to life!

 
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jazzonia
   

Reviewing Creation Myths and Trickster Tales: A Class Review

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What mythical origins might the local lake, river, or tourist attraction have? After review of the myths they have read, students begin to plan for writing their own creation myth.

 
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Welcome to Biology Class! Getting to Know Each Other Through Poetry

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Build classroom community, practice public speaking, and introduce group sharing norms by brainstorming, creating, and sharing student poems!

 
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my poem
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work in groups using the technology of "Google docking" for collaborative writing and note-taking

 
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Narrative Writing Workshop: Peer Review and Revision

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is good to get another pair of eyes on your writing. Let's workshop together!

 
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peerrevisionworkshop
   

Reflective Writing: A Letter to my Junior Self

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reflective writing: Ending the year on a positive note
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reflective writing: Ending the year on a positive note
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What do I want to tell my future self?

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students make the trip home with Odysseus through text dependent questions and continue the journey through their self- selected texts during project work.

 
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Employing Sensory Language to Develop Poetry about a Jolly Rancher

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

Students love Jolly Ranchers: Can they describe their experiences in a poem?

 
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Who is Here? Using Presentations and Technology to Get to Know Each Other

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Soccer players, dancers, actors, and Star Wars fans hone their interview and presentation skills to build our classroom community.

 
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Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.

Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.

Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

Common Core ELA
 
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