W.9-10.3a

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.

 
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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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coyote portrait by christopher
   

Explicating House Work: Edward Taylor & The Conceit

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Plain Living Portrayed in Puritan Poetry and Sermons
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Plain Living Portrayed in Puritan Poetry and Sermons
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Shocking and unusual metaphors are examined and created as students explore the conceit as a literary device.

 
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webmaschine loom in tirolervolkskunstmuseum by javier carro via wikimedia
   

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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the creation of adam by michelangelo
   
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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google docs
   

Character Cameo: Creating an Original Character in Narrative Writing

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Original characters are fun to create and enhance with amazing language choices.

 
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Writing in Plain Style: Crafting a Personal Philosophy Poem

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Plain Living Portrayed in Puritan Poetry and Sermons
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Plain Living Portrayed in Puritan Poetry and Sermons
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

An expression of belief in poetic form: Puritan plain style poems profess what the poet holds dear.

 
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the puritan ca 1899 by augustus saint gaudens via wikimedia
   

I Remember Mike! How to Create a Memorable Character

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Creating characters in this lesson is a bit of magic!

 
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220px william hogarth   simon  lord lovat
   

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
   

Writing Full and Engaging Character Descriptions

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Serial Writing: A Creative Outlet While Reading Great Expectations
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Serial Writing: A Creative Outlet While Reading Great Expectations
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Creating engaging characters, who we can relate to, will help us write engaging stories.

 
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sw groups
   

Hooking the Reader with a Dynamic Beginning

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Rolling out the red carpet for writing!
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Rolling out the red carpet for writing!
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why is it important to hook our reader?

 
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Exploring Subject-Verb Agreement, Learning about Magical Realism, and Writing Narratives

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:

"One of my friends is crazy"... is grammatically correct an a good premise for a Marquez short story, as we will find out!

 
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Your Creation Myth Day 1: Drafting

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:

Did aliens leave the big glass-and-steel building in your city until they return? Today, students draft the story of how and why something came to be.

 
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computer lab from newton county
   

Writing a Narrative to Develop Structured Event Sequences in "The 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 are people affected by war? By writing letters to the editor, students will begin to learn the answer.

 
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sniper photo2
   

Writer's Workshop: Writing and Revising Narratives

9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
9th Grade ELA » Unit: In My Mind's Eye: Writing Powerful Narration
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As we revise narratives, we'll be looking for creativity and precision--and individuality!

 
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fingerprint whorl
   

Your Creation Myth Day 2: Peer Collaboration and Editing

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:

Was the statue of the soldier in the town square carved to give his ghost a home? Today, students evaluate a peer's story of how and why something came to be.

 
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students in a computer lab by shimer
Common Core ELA
 
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