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Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

 
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Model Memoir as Argument: Donald Murray's "The Stranger in the Photo is Me"

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Writing memoir is more than just telling stories.

 
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Writing a Metaphysical Conceit

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Metaphysical Poets
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Metaphysical Poets
Caitlin  Chiller
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Writing poetry and creating figurative language become easier if students are able to understand the components through literary analysis.

 
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"Why We Broke Up" with Beowulf: Using YA Fiction to Tell Our Stories and Understand Stories from the Past

12th Grade ELA » Unit: We Need a Hero: The Anglo-Saxon Epic "Beowulf"
12th Grade ELA » Unit: We Need a Hero: The Anglo-Saxon Epic "Beowulf"
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We all have stories to tell about people, places, and things we value.

 
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Washing the Slime from the Earth: Flannery O'Connor Part II

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Gothic Literature: The Short Story
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Gothic Literature: The Short Story
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

From savior to sycophant: Shiftlet shifts his pursuits.

 
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From Poetry to Informational Texts, Finding Common Ground

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Because He Hears a Different Drummer:Various Approaches for Comparing Genres and Analyzing Texts
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Because He Hears a Different Drummer:Various Approaches for Comparing Genres and Analyzing Texts
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students realize the relationship between imaginative literature and informational texts when they see the common elements of the writers' craft.

 
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Personal Statement Boot Camp

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Metaphysical Poets
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Metaphysical Poets
Caitlin  Chiller
Whitehall, MT
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How can the college personal statement be deconstructed into a manageable activity for seniors?

 
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First Semester Project: From BEOWULF to CANTERBURY TALES

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Learning Strategies & Project-Based Learning
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Learning Strategies & Project-Based Learning
Dr. Elizabeth Watts Bromery
Pembroke Pines, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

"All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation." ---George Eliot

 
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Scar Maps: Teaching Students the Empathetic Imagination

12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
12th Grade ELA » Unit: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
Glenda Funk
Pocatello, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The "empathetic imagination" matters in our global world.

 
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The Function of Verbs in Memoir

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Different sections of text call for different processes to fully engage the readers in the argument.

 
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Understanding the Structure of Memoir

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Memoir is not simply story-telling; it is highly structured to use personal experiences to develop broader central ideas and arguments.

 
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Mining Photos for Memoir Writing

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Photos can provide the details that shape memories into compelling narrative.

 
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Bias toward action (PROTOTYPE)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: "Unit 0": Engineering design thinking
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: "Unit 0": Engineering design thinking
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Convergent thinking produces shared ideas that will become prototype solutions to problems. How might we help students assess and develop their ideas as rapid prototypes?

 
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"I Am" Poems

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Mini-Unit: Reading and Writing Poetry
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Mini-Unit: Reading and Writing Poetry
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Personification as a point of view can provide valuable insight into people.

 
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Writing Drafts of Memoir Essays

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Memoir as Argument
Erik Sussbauer, Ed. D.
Shelburne Falls, MA
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It is time to move from pre-writing to writing!

 
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Speaker and Loss in Poetry, Day 2/2

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Modernist Poetry
11th Grade ELA » Unit: Modernist Poetry
Julie Ferreira
Taunton, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Learning to love life by living it.

 
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Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution).

Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.

Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

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