W.9-10.10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Is Johnny Bear another one of Steinbeck's complex characters? Yes, and there are many similarities to Lennie in Of Mice and Men as well.

 
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Analyzing "Dover Beach" and its Connection to Fahrenheit 451

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: The Sieve and the Sand
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: The Sieve and the Sand
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Why does Montag read "Dover Beach" to Mildred and her friends?

 
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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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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What was John Steinbeck’s historical context when writing Of Mice and Men?

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How did Steinbeck's past experiences influence his writing?

 
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Poetry: Analysis with Half-Hanged Mary

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading The Soul: The Personal Essay and Poetry
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reading The Soul: The Personal Essay and Poetry
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Poetry made easy!

 
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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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Identifying Argument: How Much Privacy Are You Willing To Give Up?

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Electronic Privacy
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Electronic Privacy
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is there anything that is still private? Today my students will read an article and answer this question.

 
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"Mockingbird" Logistics: Creative Project Introduction and Forming Literature Circle Groups

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Meet and greet; students get to know their literature circle groups for "To Kill a Mockingbird"

 
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Free Verse and Figurative Language: Understanding Whitman's Use of Metaphor

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Whistling while we work, singing while we study, we analyze Whitman's poetry.

 
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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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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry Analysis
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What does Paul Laurence Dunbar reveal in his words about the mask we wear in our lives?

 
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What is Perspective?: Analysis of Persona in "Mother to Son"

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View and Perspective in Short Fiction and Non-Fiction
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Point of View and Perspective in Short Fiction and Non-Fiction
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding, having empathy for others, and creatively imagining their worlds is fascinating and important work.

 
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Choosing Words Carefully: Anne Bradstreet's Diction and Style

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:

As students look deeper into the themes and diction Puritan Poetry, they explore how one person expresses solace even amid devastating tragedy.

 
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Who is August Wilson? Using THIEVES to Pre-Read an Obituary Informational Text

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Do you want to know more about August Wilson? You must be willing to become THIEVES!

 
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