SL.9-10.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

 
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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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we are one
   
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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soap
   

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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183px walt whitman  steel engraving  july 1854
   

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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je sinners in the hands monument
   

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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This Stands for What? Explaining Symbolism in The Scarlet Ibis

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search For Identity: "The Scarlet Ibis" Reading and Analysis
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search For Identity: "The Scarlet Ibis" Reading and Analysis
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Two minds are better than one in this pairing activity to identify symbols; Students create a study buddy in a crafty foldable for keeping track of notes and concepts

 
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scarlet ibis
   

Can I meet your introduction? Writing the introduction of the explanatory essay

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

Students write a detailed intro (as if their teacher is an idiot) to introduce the explanatory essay.

 
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screenshot of introduction lesson
   

"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
   

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
   

Maus Chapter 3 and 4: Juxtaposition of a Character Soldier vs. POW (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Impact of History on Identity and Culture
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Student grapple with Vladek's strengths and weakness to determine who is the strongest Vladek: the soldier or the POW.

 
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working together
   

"Daybreak in Alabama:" Students Identify Figurative Language and Interpret Themes

9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How can the TP-CASTT template help students move from identification to interpretation of figurative language and theme in a poem?

 
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daybreak
   

Transforming the Classroom into a Jazz Club: Analyzing "Jazzonia" and Writing Musical Poetry

9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Creating a classroom Jazz Cafe makes the Harlem Renaissance come to life!

 
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jazzonia
   

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers:" Students Speak (and Write) of Theme

9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: An Introduction to Harlem Renaissance Writers: Critical and Creative Reading and Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

"I Am" Langston Hughes.

 
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negro speaks
   

Building a cladogram (Part 2/3)

Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Biology » Unit: Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Today students act like a modern evolutionary biologists who are appointed to redesign a natural history museum. They must build a cladogram of the specimens before the big move.

 
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vertebrate
   

Stories by the Fireside: Creating Experts on Romantic Poets

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Poetry by the Fireside (Romanticism Part I)
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Poetry by the Fireside (Romanticism Part I)
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Discussing meaning of poetry, both author-intended and personal, in the spirit of Fireside story-telling.

 
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william cullen
Common Core ELA
 
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