SL.9-10.1c

Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

 
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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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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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Heroes: Sandwiches or People--Introduction to the Odyssey

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A hero is more than a sandwich in today's lesson as students examine the characteristics of heroes.

 
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Images of Wrath and Redemption: Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

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:

Fire & Wrath! Jonathan Edwards' vivid imagery in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" delivers a fear-filled impact.

 
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Will it Parallel?! Structure and Form in Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Rhetorical Devices and Revolutionary Thinking of the Enligtenment
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If two lines on a page can be parallel, how can two lines of words?

 
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Introducing the Cell Cycle Using Diagrams and Gestures

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use colorful diagrams and hand gestures to unpack the cell cycle and mitosis as an effective pre-writing activity!

 
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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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Inferring character motives in Vonnegut's short story, "The Kid Nobody Could Handle"

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Constructive Controversy -- Oral and Written Argumentation
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Constructive Controversy -- Oral and Written Argumentation
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding characters is just plain AWESOME!

 
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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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Who is Esperanza and what shapes her identity in "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:

Point me to it! Students work together to figure out the point of the book and answer its essential question.

 
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who is esperanza
   
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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Survival of the Fittest: Naturalism in London's "The Law of Life"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Naturalism and Understanding Conflict in the American Short Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Naturalism and Understanding Conflict in the American Short Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"Jurassic Park" teaches us "Life finds a way," but Jack London shows while life continues, the individual may not.

 
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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.

 
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Making Socrates Proud: Socratic Discussion of Anthem by Ayn Rand (Day 4)

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

Socrates is smiling as my students enthusiastically participate in the discussion today

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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