SL.9-10.1d

Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.

 
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We are One: Introducing Anthem by Ayn Rand

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:

A world with no "I" and no names? Immersing ourselves in a world of collectivism.

 
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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
   

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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Telling Lies that Sound True: Building Classroom Community on the First Day

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

Students develop "untruths" in order to build classroom community and become familiar with classmates

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

Do you want to be convinced that bugs will be a great addition to your diet? Check this out!

 
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edible stink bugs
   

"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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to kill a mockingbird
   

Getting "Moody" by Analyzing Word Choices in "The Most Dangerous Game"

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:

Authors manipulate mood and students discover how, by collecting evidence

 
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tmdg moods
   

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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Words in Context: The Amazing Race to "The Cask of Amontillado" (Day 1 of 2)

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

Making meaning with a partner is much more fun as students determine the meaning of words in context and start The Amazing Race

 
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amazing race
   

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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Masking Fear: A Focus on Setting in Poe's "Masque of the Red Death"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Brooding, Dark and Gothic Poetry and Short Stories (Romanticism Part II)
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The setting of "Masque of the Red Death" reflects the themes of the piece: time is fleeting, madness takes its toll.

 
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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
   

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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Problems and Solutions in 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:

Students are know-it alls in today's lesson-- They demonstrate their understanding of the problems and solutions of Odysseus.

 
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