L.9-10.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 
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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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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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Speed Date Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing with Peers

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

Students go on speed dates with their peers' essays by focusing on specific revisions and edits

 
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Skill 2: Vocabulary Strategies

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Skill Review: Preparing for the State Test
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Skill Review: Preparing for the State Test
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do you comprehend a text when unknown vocabulary gets in the way? Using context clues is a good place to start.

 
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definitions
   

Time to Get Started: Exploring Common Themes in the Study of Living Things (Day 1 of 2)

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:

Use a large scale environmental modern art installation to explore themes in biology and get your students talking!

 
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Time to Show What They Know: Assessment on Poetry and "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst

9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Assessing skills from "The Scarlet Ibis" and Analyzing "A Voice"
9th Grade ELA » Unit: The Search for Identity: Assessing skills from "The Scarlet Ibis" and Analyzing "A Voice"
Paula Stanton
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students show what they know---and don't know on an assessment on skills learned in "The Scarlet Ibis" and two poetry cold readings.

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

Students work in groups using the technology of "Google docking" for collaborative writing and note-taking

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

Students make the trip home with Odysseus through text dependent questions and continue the journey through their self- selected texts during project work.

 
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homer world map
   

Ending The Search for Identity--Did we find it?

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:

Students make a two ingredient text soup by partnering up to discuss and write about what shapes our identity the most using ideas from 2 different texts.

 
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Time to Get Started: Exploring Common Themes in the Study of Living Things (Day 2 of 2)

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:

Continue the conversation about biological themes by having students create and share their own perspectives and examples!

 
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Exploring Subject-Verb Agreement, Learning about Magical Realism, and Writing Narratives

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"One of my friends is crazy"... is grammatically correct an a good premise for a Marquez short story, as we will find out!

 
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Heads Down Writing; Heads Up Conferencing

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Long Composition on Choice Reading
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Quick, informal, but personal conferences can strengthen writing and build confidence.

 
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Let's get some order in here! Writing about the Odyssey using spatial order

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 get their writing in order...spatial order, that is

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

"50/50 split" is how we use our class time today by completing two different types of assessments

 
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Narrative Writing Workshop: Creating Dickensian Pastiche (Day 2 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Writing: Creating, Revising and Publishing Narrative
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Dickens was the master of plot manipulation. Today's workshop will focus on brainstorming our own Dickensian sequence of events.

 
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charles dickens

Use parallel structure.*

Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.

Common Core ELA
 
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