SL.9-10.6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

 
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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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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
   

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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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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Welcome to Biology Class! Getting to Know Each Other Through Poetry

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1: Introduction to our Classroom and The Scope of Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Build classroom community, practice public speaking, and introduce group sharing norms by brainstorming, creating, and sharing student poems!

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

Lights, Camera, Action: Students write, direct, and act out a scene from Anthem by Ayn Rand

 
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Fishbowl Discussion Preparation

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Preparing for a student-led discussion can actually be a lot of fun!

 
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fishbowl
   

Give Me Understanding of Charged Words, or Give Me More Practice

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:

To what do the famous words, "Give me liberty, or give me death" refer? Why would someone make such a charged claim?

 
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patrick henry 1 stamp
   

It's Your (Un)Lucky Day: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Analysis & Discussion

10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
10th Grade English » Unit: Cultural Literacy: Holiday Insights and American Traditions
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Is Friday the 13th your unlucky day? Students examine possible origins for the superstitions surrounding the holiday and share their own superstitions.

 
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freitag der 13 im kalender by w j pilsak via wikimedia
   

Tackling Dickens's Style: A Tale of Two Cities Book One Analysis (Day 1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Analysis of Plot and Character Development in A Tale of Two Cities
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Dickens is the master of the bread crumb trail writing style. Helping students to determine what is essential information vs. superfluous information in his novels is a complicated task.

 
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cover for a tale of two cities  by phiz
   

Take a Deep Breath: Speech Delivery (Day 1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument: Persuasive Speaking and Rhetorical Anlaysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Argument: Persuasive Speaking and Rhetorical Anlaysis
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Public speaking: the most relevant skill we teach in English Language Arts...and the scariest...

 
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studentspeechesday1
   

Fine Tuning the Claim and Evidence to Respond to an Essential Question

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Cultural Visions: Researching Responses to Essential Questions
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students work to refine their claim and organize their evidence into a reasonable argument.

 
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feedback
   

Speaking and Listening: End of the year reflective exit interviews

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reflective writing: Ending the year on a positive note
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Reflective writing: Ending the year on a positive note
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can we help students verbally communicate better?

 
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Conduct Fishbowl Discussion

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Student-led discussions in new speech genres offer the chance for students to learn big!

 
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fishbowl2
   

CancerQuest: Cell Division Gone Wrong (Day 3 of 3)

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:

Get your students connecting the cell cycle to their daily lives through the use of medical treatments and explanations of cancer.

 
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cancerquest card
Common Core ELA
 
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