Allyson McHugh

Allyson McHugh
9th Grade ELA
131 Lessons
Waltham Sr High
Waltham, MA
Student Environment:
Urban
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9th Grade ELA

(20 Units, 131 Lessons)
What the Dickens? Analyzing the Author's Life to Understand the Novel
 
Big Idea: An understanding of Dickens can help us know his characters in deeper, more meaningful ways.
  Favorites (7)   Resources (10)   Reflections (1)
Using the Setting of Chapter 1 to Determine Theme
 
Big Idea: Thinking about the marshes as a character in the novel helps the reader better understand Pip.
  Favorites (3)   Resources (15)   Reflections (1)
Charting our Great Expectations: Personal Timelines
 
Big Idea: Helping students make a personal connection to a 1850s English boy by reflecting on their own childhood
  Favorites (4)   Resources (12)   Reflections (1)
Visualizing how Setting and Plot Influence Character Development in Chapter 2
 
Big Idea: Turning mental images into great illustrations will help us understand the text better and it gives us a chance to talk about what we know in a relaxed environment.
  Favorites (3)   Resources (12)   Reflections (1)
Analyzing Character and Point of View in Chapter 3
 
Big Idea: A double-entry journal helps students better understand plot and characterization.
  Favorites (2)   Resources (13)   Reflections (1)
Building Relationships with the Characters through Illustrations and Reader's Theatre
 
Big Idea: The names of Dickens' characters are not only humorous, but also connote their personalities and bring meaning.
  Favorites (3)   Resources (13)   Reflections (1)
Working in Groups to Determine Mood Changes in Chapter 5 (Day 1 of 2)
 
Big Idea: Teenagers, by nature, understand mood swings. In this lesson, we use this knowledge to determine the mood established by Dickens throughout chapter 5.
  Favorites (2)   Resources (10)   Reflections (1)
Working in Groups to Determine Mood Changes in Chapter 5 (Day 2 of 2)
 
Big Idea: Teenagers, by nature, understand mood swings. In this lesson, we use this knowledge to determine the mood established by Dickens throughout chapter 5.
  Favorites (1)   Resources (13)   Reflections (1)
Sparking Curiousity: Selecting Outside Reading Books at the Library
 
Big Idea: Some kids don't know that they like reading; letting students pick their own book can help them appreciate reading.
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  Favorites (2)   Resources (12)   Reflections (1)
 
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