W.9-10.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

 
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Two mediums, one topic: Comparing the treatment of setting in "The Most Dangerous Game" and a movie clip

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions in The Most Dangerous Game
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Actions and Reactions in The Most Dangerous Game
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students become book and movie critics to analyze and compare an author and a producer’s portrayal of a setting

 
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hunting knife tmdg
   

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
   

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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turtle flying from wikimedia
   

Introduction to Rhetorical Appeals and Writing a Rhetorical Precis

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What is the purpose? How does it connect to an audience? Students will distinguish between and objective analysis and personal opinion.

 
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the beginning
   

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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back to school
   

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
   

Character Analysis: Introducing the Antigone Fever Chart (1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Character and Conflict Analysis in Antigone
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Character and Conflict Analysis in Antigone
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do a character's quotes explain the character's personality?

 
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fever chart example 1
   

The Development of a Declaration: Diction, Syntax and Rhetoric in the Age of Revolutions (Day 2 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Revolutions are cyclical in nature--and they all share similar ideas, documents and strategies. At the risk of starting our own revolution, helping students to create their own declaration is one way to dive into this historical concept.

 
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declaration of independence
   

Research Basics—Crafting an Essential Question and Claim

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 revisit elements of past projects to develop an essential question and claim for an argumentative essay.

 
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developing an eq
   

Reflecting on 1st Semester and Setting Goals for 2nd Semester

10th Grade ELA » Unit: New Beginnings, Community Identities, and Remembrances
10th Grade ELA » Unit: New Beginnings, Community Identities, and Remembrances
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What did I learn and where am I going? Students examine their accomplishments and shortcomings, and then set goals for a new year.

 
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set goals
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Lights, Camera, Action: Students write, direct, and act out a scene from Anthem by Ayn Rand

 
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kevin richmond
   

The Dream Lives On: Reviewing & Exploring the American Dream in Literature

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Walt Whitman, Angela De Hoyos, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda bring a variety of dreams to the table; how does their vision of the American Dream differ from F. Scott Fitzgerald's?

 
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what is the american dream class notes and
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What is Steinbeck's message on individual versus community in his novella?

 
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region
   

Introduction to Persuasive Appeals

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Magazine advertisements reveal the first step of understanding argument.

 
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unknown
   

Beginning Book Trailers and Learning iMovie

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating Book Trailers in iMovie for Choice Reads
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Creating Book Trailers in iMovie for Choice Reads
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Can you convince me to read the book you read?

 
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imovie
Common Core ELA
 
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