L.9-10.3

Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

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

Mixing it up in this lesson: Countering arguments in the on demand essay AND analyzing how a speaker's words reflect his/her values and beliefs in a poem.

 
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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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Baseball as a Metaphorical Image in Fences, Act 1 Scene 1

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Will it take three strikes for Troy to be out of the old ball game?

 
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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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Using Color and Style to Write about Family while Reading "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:

Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes: Students select a physical characteristic and write stylistically about family members.

 
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Skill 1: Literary Non-Fiction Analysis

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:

The state test is a' coming! Time to make sure we are all ready to tackle it. First step -- annotating and examining literary non-fiction.

 
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How to Read Shakespeare Like A Pro (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Study of Character Development in Shakespeare's Othello
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Literary: Study of Character Development in Shakespeare's Othello
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Shakespeare is difficult reading for the novice and the professional--let's build some skills to tackle the Bard's language with elegance and ease.

 
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If Dickens Were a Speech Writer: An Introduction to A Tale of Two Cities

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 language. As we carry our study of persuasive language over, we will consider how and why Dickens writes what he does in book 1 of A Tale of Two Cities.

 
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Family Conflict: Understanding Theme in "A Raisin in the Sun"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "A Raisin in the Sun": Understanding Drama
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "A Raisin in the Sun": Understanding Drama
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As conflict is unavoidable in drama, so it is inevitable in families--today students examine conflict as theme.

 
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claudia mcneil as mama receives the insurance check in a raisin in the sun
   

Style Study: Tale of Two Cities Book 3 Chapters 1-2 Quote Anlaysis

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

Let's dive in close to the text to see how Dickens' style works to enhance his message.

 
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Language Study: Holocaust Poetry (Day 1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Texts: Analyzing the Narrative Non-fiction Style of Night
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Texts: Analyzing the Narrative Non-fiction Style of Night
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We will take a step back from Night today to look at other forms of writing/emotional responses to the Holocaust.

 
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auschwitz concentration camp
   
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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Collaborative Reading and Analysis of Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 2

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Rhetoric in Julius Caesar and Contemporary Speeches
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Analyzing Rhetoric in Julius Caesar and Contemporary Speeches
Tim  Pappageorge
Park Ridge, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We will leverage 1:1 technology for collaborative reading!

 
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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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Welcome Back: Return to Routines and Procedures

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:

Welcome Back! At the kick off of the second semester, we're setting some ground rules for group discussion and classroom management.

 
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common squirrel

Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual (e.g., MLA Handbook, Turabian's Manual for Writers) appropriate for the discipline and writing type.

Common Core ELA
 
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