L.9-10.4a

Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

 
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Making Inferences about the Character of the Characters 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:

Dissections aren't just for science --In ELA students dissect characters and use vocabulary development tools.

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

Hindsight is 20/20 as students decide where Madame Loisel could have changed her future by examining their cause and effect chains.

 
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necklace
   

Culture, Identity, and Vocabulary of Literary Nonfiction

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Identity and Culture: Identifying the Central Idea and Evaluating Evidence in Informational Texts
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Identity and Culture: Identifying the Central Idea and Evaluating Evidence in Informational Texts
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Does culture shape our identity or does identity shape culture?

 
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vocabulary
   

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
   

Literature: Harrison Bergeron and Text Based Answers (Day 1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Story Boot Camp
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Story Boot Camp
Lindsay Thompson
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Text dependent questions and text based answers are the perfect way to bridge the reading and writing standards.

 
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The Amazing Race to Answer Text-Dependent Questions on"The Cask of Amontillado" (Day 2 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:

Students compete in "The Amazing Race" to answer text-dependent questions, but everyone can win!

 
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marathon
   

Western Influences on Chinua Achebe: The Second Coming and Things Fall Apart (Day 1 of 2)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will examine the western poem "The Second Coming" to find clues about the African "Things Fall Apart."

 
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a waste of desert sand 1
   

Debate: Is Summer Vacation Necessary?

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will make inferences and cite evidence to determine their response to the following question -- Summer vacation: intellectual growth or intellectual drop zone?

 
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rollercoaster
   

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
   

Responses to Industrialism: Close Reading of The Communist Manifesto (Day 1 of 3)

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text: Craft and Structure Analysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text: Craft and Structure Analysis
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Marx lays out his argument in a very logical way. Today's task is to figure out how and why he does this.

 
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karl marx
   

Using TP-CASTT to Compare Themes in Poems by Two Different Authors: Analyzing and Comparing “I, Too” and “I Hear America Singing.”

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:

What do Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman’s poems have in common?

 
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i too
   

A Close Reading of Chinua Achebe's Obituary

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Characterization and Cultural Motivations: Breaking Down Things Fall Apart
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

March 22, 2013 "Chinua Achebe, African Literary Titan, Dies at 82." Why did his write? Why is he a titan? Examine his obituary for answers.

 
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drummer
   

Perfect People: Analyzing the Plan for Perfection in Benjamin Franklin's Autobiograohy

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:

They say, "Nobody's perfect." Students follow Ben Franklin's rational, "scientific" attempt to come close.

 
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franklin half dollar
   

Foiling Holden: Comparing and Contrasting Characters

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Catching Identity, Novel Study of "The Catcher in the Rye"
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Catching Identity, Novel Study of "The Catcher in the Rye"
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Do we learn more about ourselves through those were are more similar to, or those we are more different from?

 
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holden and stradlater
   

The Mechanical Hound: Using Context Clues to Understand Deeper Meaning

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: The Hearth and the Salamander
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Fahrenheit 451: The Hearth and the Salamander
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Dogs are supposed to be man's best friend. Does the mechanical hound count?

 
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mechhound2
Common Core ELA
 
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