W.9-10.3c

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

 
29 Lesson(s)
   

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
   

Comparing and Contrasting Abraham and Okonkwo's Sacrificial Acts

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 explore the complexities of faith and the responsibility of fatherhood.

 
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sacrifice
   

What is a Plot W?: Lessons from "Everybody Knows Tobie"

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:

Students enjoy writing with the element of surprise when they use a Plot W narrative structure.

 
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"The Negro Speaks of Rivers:" Students Speak (and Write) of Theme

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:

"I Am" Langston Hughes.

 
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negro speaks
   

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
   

Dialogue in the Plot W: Lessons from "Everybody Knows Tobie"

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:

Students enjoy writing with the element of surprise when they use dialogue to propel a Plot W narrative structure.

 
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wplot2
   

Maus Chapter 3 and 4: Who Would I be? What Would I do? (Day 3 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Holocaust! How could it happen? Students explore the role of Jews, Poles, and Germans in occupied Poland--what would you do?

 
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visual resource
   

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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line sketch
   

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
   

Cherished Objects: Developing Figurative Language Inductively

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:

A rose can be a cherished object, a literary symbol, or both: story writing gets personal as students learn about figurative language by using it themselves.

 
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It's Snow Descriptive! Writing Day for Descriptive Sketch

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It's cold! How cold is it? It's as cold as the similes the students used to describe the weather!

 
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Surrealistic Art and Grammar?!?: Kush, Sentence Combining, and Narrative Writing

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:

It is exciting to enter into the dreamworld of surrealistic art and to narrate possible pathways.

 
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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
   

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
   

Let's get some order in here! Writing about the Odyssey using spatial order

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 get their writing in order...spatial order, that is

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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