L.9-10.5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

 
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Literary Devices in Act I of Othello

10th Grade ELA » Unit: The Divine and Diabolical World of Othello
10th Grade ELA » Unit: The Divine and Diabolical World of Othello
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What's the function of literary devices in Shakespeare? Students explore how literary devices influence the text and the audience.

 
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writing it out
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry Analysis
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What does Paul Laurence Dunbar reveal in his words about the mask we wear in our lives?

 
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facewithveil
   

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: Poetry Analysis
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Writers employ images that represent ideas to express their thoughts, and to leave us with a lasting memory of their ideas

 
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poet s daffodil
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: A Raisin in the Sun
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students receive essential background understanding to prepare them for the reading of a play.

 
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raisin cover 2
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry Analysis
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Do you know why I like this poem? I will show you my reasons!

 
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the critic
   

Answer: A game that helps students remember literary terms. Question: What is Jeopardy?

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:

Teams "duke it out" for the winning title in a literary terms Jeopardy game.

 
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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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Evaluating Romeo's Love Poetry in Act 1, Scene 1

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 1: Character Introduction and Analysis
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 1: Character Introduction and Analysis
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

O brawling love, o loving hate! Poor Romeo just needs a date!

 
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princespeech
   

Similes are Like Kittens Glued Together: Analyzing and Writing Similes about Cold Weather

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do you describe wind chills of 30 degrees below and walls of snow outside the school? By comparing it to something relatable, of course!

 
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catflakes
   

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
   

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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sculpture of brutus
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry Analysis
Donna Fletcher
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What does a rose represent? Is it a flower of love or of death?

 
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raindrops red rose
   

It's Snow Descriptive! Writing Day for Descriptive Sketch

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It's cold! How cold is it? It's as cold as the similes the students used to describe the weather!

 
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Employing Sensory Language to Develop Poetry about a Jolly Rancher

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Expressive Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Expressive Writing
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students love Jolly Ranchers: Can they describe their experiences in a poem?

 
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Interpret figures of speech (e.g., satire, sarcasm) in context and analyze their role in the text.

Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

Common Core ELA
 
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