W.9-10.5

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

 
121 Lesson(s)
   

Crafting Claims and Counterclaims for Argumentative Essays

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will revise their claim and develop counterclaims to create a stronger, more well-rounded argument.

 
Favorites (25)
 
Resources (23)
essential questions
   

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.

 
Favorites (36)
 
Resources (17)
 
Reflections (1)
coyote portrait by christopher
   

Determining Who's to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death (Day 1 of 2)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 5: Theme Analysis, Comparing Text to Film, and Analytical Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 5: Theme Analysis, Comparing Text to Film, and Analytical Writing
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Romeo drank the poison, but is he to blame?

 
Favorites (18)
 
Resources (11)
 
Reflections (1)
whostoblame
   

Writing with Colors: Using Highlighters to Edit Our Work

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Writing with Colors "highlights" the strengths and weaknesses in the rough draft.

 
Favorites (20)
 
Resources (15)
 
Reflections (1)
highlighters
   

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

 
Favorites (15)
 
Resources (19)
 
Reflections (1)
speed dating annonce
   

Introducing and Identifying Irony

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: What's Your (Local) Color? Regionalism in the American Short Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: What's Your (Local) Color? Regionalism in the American Short Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Isn't it ironic? Or is it? We'll be defining and identifying irony in class today.

 
Favorites (31)
 
Resources (21)
 
Reflections (3)
ironyiron 100
   

Introduction to Annotation Techniques

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today students build a tool box of annotation techniques ensure that students will have customizable resources to engage with text.

 
Favorites (29)
 
Resources (12)
 
Reflections (1)
annotation
   

Getting to Know You: Student-to-Student First Day of School Interviews

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In order for students to learn, they need to feel safe. Building classroom community from the early days of school is essential to this process.

 
Favorites (17)
 
Resources (14)
 
Reflections (1)
school house
   

Juxtaposition, Research, Fathers, Visual Motifs--Writing a Literary Analysis of Maus (Day 1 of 2)

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:

Get out your writing shovels; students dig deep into Maus.

 
Favorites (5)
 
Resources (19)
 
Reflections (1)
writing an essay
   

Take Care of Your Body First: Revising the body paragraphs of an explanatory essay

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Essay Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Essay Writing
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work their bodies--of their essays, that is--by revising their body paragraphs and adding additional details to their work.

 
Favorites (5)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (1)
copy of outline for explanatory essay
   

Personification Poetry Of Cell Organelles (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Cell Biology - An Out Of This Cell Experience
High School Biology » Unit: Cell Biology - An Out Of This Cell Experience
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The mitochondria might jump out of the textbook as your students will bring their organelle to life through their creative writing and mastery of the structure and function of the cell's inner-workings.

 
Favorites (14)
 
Resources (26)
 
Reflections (2)
lysosome
   

Show Me What You Can Do: Writing Pre-assessment

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What can your kids do? Provide them a challenging, text-based pre-assessment to gather data and guide instruction.

 
Favorites (8)
 
Resources (16)
 
Reflections (2)
writing
   

Africa: Accessing Prior Knowledge to Prepare for Analyzing Things Fall Apart

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:

How many countries in Africa? Languages spoken? Religion? Famous writers, musicians, athletes? What do you know about Africa?

 
Favorites (8)
 
Resources (21)
 
Reflections (1)
africa
   

Create Your Own Utopia (Day 1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Dystopian Fiction Literature Circles
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Dystopian Fiction Literature Circles
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

To understand dystopia, we must first understand the idealism of utopia.

 
Favorites (15)
 
Resources (14)
 
Reflections (2)
groupworktime
   

Building Culture: What are the relevant components of culture?

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:

Language, heritage, innovation, relationships, artistic expression, food...culture is unlimited!

 
Favorites (5)
 
Resources (19)
 
Reflections (1)
innovation
Common Core ELA
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close