RL.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

 
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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, PhD
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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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Is Johnny Bear another one of Steinbeck's complex characters? Yes, and there are many similarities to Lennie in Of Mice and Men as well.

 
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We are One: Introducing Anthem by Ayn Rand

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Making My Point: Anthem
Paula Stanton, PhD
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A world with no "I" and no names? Immersing ourselves in a world of collectivism.

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

Students analyze the possible issues that Langston Hughes wanted to explore and expose in his short story.

 
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m am 2
   

Analyzing "Dover Beach" and its Connection to Fahrenheit 451

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

Why does Montag read "Dover Beach" to Mildred and her friends?

 
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Nice to meet you, Esperanza: Introduction to "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, PhD
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Your opinions matter: Students weigh in on issues related to race, dating, public policy, etc.

 
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Determining Who's to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death (Day 1 of 2)

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 5: Theme Analysis, Comparing Text to Film, and Analytical Writing
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet Act 5: Theme Analysis, Comparing Text to Film, and Analytical Writing
Allyson McHugh
Waltham, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Romeo drank the poison, but is he to blame?

 
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whostoblame
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How did Steinbeck's past experiences influence his writing?

 
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of mice and men by john steinbeck
   

Heroes: Sandwiches or People--Introduction to the Odyssey

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: The Odyssey
Paula Stanton, PhD
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A hero is more than a sandwich in today's lesson as students examine the characteristics of heroes.

 
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Nature in Balance: Analyzing Natural Themes in "The World on Turtle's Back"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How was the world created: with a bang, with a word, with a splash? Through Iroquois' creation story, students identify the elements of a creation myth and the role of balance in the natural world.

 
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Tricksters and Anti-Heroes: Analyzing Character Archetypes in "Coyote and the Buffalo"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: In The Beginning There Was American Literature...Creation Myths & Creative Writing
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Heroic Villain or Villainous Hero? Through reading a Navajo myth, students will identify the traits of a Trickster and extend to other examples of the archetype.

 
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coyote portrait by christopher
   
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
SiriNam Khalsa
Springfield, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Romeo and Juliet meet and the seeds of a tragic drama are planted.

 
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Cozy Up to "A Voice" by Pat Mora using a TPCASTT Organizer

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, PhD
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students get up close and personal with a poem by using the TPCASTT to collect their ideas.

 
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"Rich Girls Don't Marry Poor Boys": The Connection Between Author and Text

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The events of the life and characteristics of the style of F. Scott Fitzgerald are linked in his writing; today students are introduced to both.

 
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Mock Trial Preparation: Friar Lawrence stands trial for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: Romeo and Juliet
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Crossing Boundaries: Romeo and Juliet
Paula Stanton, PhD
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Working in differentiated groups to defend, prosecute, or research for the mock trial

 
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