Language Arts

In this unit, students will be introduced to poetry.  Students will learn about the different types of poetry characteristics through the use of poetry books, prezi presentations, music, and spoken word.

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This is a unit plan for teaching ancient Greek literature in the form of The Odyssey to ninth graders.  This unit is aimed at a population of struggling readers.  It utilizes kahoot and quizlet online, and asks students to develop their own "kahoots", where students will develop the comprehension questions for each other.  Links are provided in the unit plan.

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Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves: An Inquiry into the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Students will investigate how color communicates and inspires.  This is a transdisciplinary IB unit that integrates literacy, math, science, and social studies.

 

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This unit will be designed to be taught concurrently with other units throughout the beginning (1st quarter and beginning of 2nd quarter) of the school year.  It will focus on teaching grammar concepts in context.  Front-loading grammar instruction has been a focus of the district ELA department.

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This is the first unit of the school year. It is for the first course in the AP Capstone program, AP Seminar. This class is designed to engage student in the research process, specifically to provide them with the skills necessary to navigate source material and compose argumentative writing and presentations. This unit's theme is Identity. 

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Students in a 10th grade ELA classroom, will use Skype to connect with an author of a book they have all ready read.

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              Learning looks like students engaged in something that interests them. It looks like a variety of things going all over the classroom. Perhaps it’s an art project in one part of the room, video editing in another, and some students cutting up magazines for a collage on another. Controlled chaos is the best environment for learning.

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The purpose of this unit is for students to learn and understand how to compare and contrast. In the opening of the lesson a video will be shown to engage learners on the definition of compare and contrast. The students will see a visual of using a venn diagram. Throughout the unit, learners will have an opportunity to use online venn diagram and create their own.

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The goal of this assignment is for students to write an editorial, either by themselves or with a partner. This topic will be something they are interested in or passionate about and hold a particular opinion that they wish to share with others. The learning cycle will focus on students exploring topics and finding one they hold an opinion about.

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This unit begins with the introduction lesson to The Great Gatsby. This lesson is made in a google doc, but can be converted to other resources.

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