W.9-10.3d

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

 
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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
   

Telling Lies that Sound True: Building Classroom Community on the First Day

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 develop "untruths" in order to build classroom community and become familiar with classmates

 
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community lesson image
   

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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speed dating annonce
   

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
   

"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
   

Remembering the Sights and Sounds of 9/11 through Poetry Day 1

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:

Shared poetry is the result as students compose poetry about September 11 using images and sound devices

 
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911 victims helping one another
   

In My Mind's Eye: Descriptive Writing Lesson

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:

Writing stories is as old as dust: we join our human history when we write narratives!

 
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from heinemann
   

Using Color and Style to Write about Family while Reading "The House on Mango Street"

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:

Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes: Students select a physical characteristic and write stylistically about family members.

 
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color coding lesson image
   

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
   

Similes are Like Kittens Glued Together: Analyzing and Writing Similes about Cold Weather

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:

How do you describe wind chills of 30 degrees below and walls of snow outside the school? By comparing it to something relatable, of course!

 
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catflakes
   

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
   

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
Common Core ELA
 
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