SL.9-10.1a

Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.

 
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How'd he do that? Memoir Style Stations

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Reading and Writing: Persepolis and Memoir
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Reading and Writing: Persepolis and Memoir
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We've spent two weeks looking at a graphic memoir--now it's time to see how other writers use imagery to teach us their life lessons.

 
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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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Nice to meet you, Esperanza: Introduction to "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:

Your opinions matter: Students weigh in on issues related to race, dating, public policy, etc.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Lather up everyone! Students use a SOAPSTone chart to read an important American speech closely.

 
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Singing of Yourself & Others: Whitman's "Song of Myself"

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:

Students sing of themselves and celebrate themselves, and analyze some poetry, too.

 
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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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Mock Trial Preparation: Friar Lawrence stands trial for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: Romeo and Juliet
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: Romeo and Juliet
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Working in differentiated groups to defend, prosecute, or research for the mock trial

 
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Instant Replay of "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan: Reading closely to answer TDQ's

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: "Two Kinds" and Emilie Davis Diaries
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: "Two Kinds" and Emilie Davis Diaries
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students do an instant replay of each scene from "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan by re-reading with purpose.

 
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Researching Background Knowledge for "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" Using Voice Thread.

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Development: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Character Development: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What challenges do Native Americans face living on a reservation? Students will use voice thread to share their responses.

 
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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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Who's the man? Characters' motivations in "The Most Dangerous Game" and writing a thesis

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 referee the conflict between two characters and draft the thesis for a comparison contrast essay

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

Students serve as judge and jury to O.Henry's use of allusions to The Queen of Sheba and King Solomon

 
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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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Race and Rhetoric in Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Rhetoric is the discussion topic of the day as students discuss persuasive techniques.

 
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10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "A Raisin in the Sun": Understanding Drama
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What happens to a dream deferred; how does the concept of "dreams" develop in "A Raisin in the Sun"? Whose dreams are met; whose are deferred?

 
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