RI.9-10.6

Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton, PhD
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Lather up everyone! Students use a SOAPSTone chart to read an important American speech closely.

 
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Introduction to Rhetorical Appeals and Writing a Rhetorical Precis

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Introduction to Rhetorical Precis: Combining Objective Summaries with Analysis
Elizabeth  Slaine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What is the purpose? How does it connect to an audience? Students will distinguish between and objective analysis and personal opinion.

 
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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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Race and Rhetoric in Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech

9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton, PhD
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Rhetoric is the discussion topic of the day as students discuss persuasive techniques.

 
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9th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Arguments
Paula Stanton, PhD
Bel Air, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What's the score? Students write comparisons of Dr. King and Malcolm and X and score their own writing.

 
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Connecting Themes, Authors, & Our Lives: Class Discussion

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:

Three themes, one author, and a whole lot of issues: what holds "The Catcher in the Rye" together?

 
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An Introduction to Persepolis

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Reading and Writing: Persepolis and Memoir
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narrative Reading and Writing: Persepolis and Memoir
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In order to understand what you are reading, it is helpful to keep a written record of big ideas.

 
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Elements of Life in Harlem During the 1920's and 1930's: Analyzing Poems to Discover Harlem Renaissance Poets’ Point of view and Purpose

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:

How did life in Harlem affect Harlem Renaissance poets?

 
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Introduction to Annotation Techniques

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Establishing a Classroom Culture: Reading and Writing
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Today students build a tool box of annotation techniques ensure that students will have customizable resources to engage with text.

 
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Responding to Personal Turmoil: An Introduction to Night

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:

Today we will get to know the author of Night by looking at some of the moral dilemmas he faced as well as looking at some of the ideas he has shared publicly beyond his book.

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

Students hit the bulls-eye to differentiate between perceptions and circumstance in a target organizer.

 
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Emily Dickinson's Simplicity of Language: "Because I could not stop for Death--"

10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
10th Grade English » Unit: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
Christopher Arnett
Geneva, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do you describe Death? This question guides our look at the speaker's interaction with and reaction to Death.

 
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Western Influences on Chinua Achebe: The Second Coming and Things Fall Apart (Day 2 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 novel, "Things Fall Apart."

 
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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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Introduction to Reading for Rhetoric: Television Commercial Analysis

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text: How to Read for Rhetoric
10th Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Text: How to Read for Rhetoric
Jessica Keigan
Thornton, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Knowing and using the language of rhetoric is a critical component of making sense of the world we live in. Today we will begin the process of building our vocabulary for discussing this key concept.

 
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