Submitted by debiasiz on Sun, 10/01/2017 - 9:05pm.
This two week unit will have students analyze and then write their own 2 Minute Mystery stories. Students will immerse themselves in the genre of 2 Minute Mysteries, learn mystery terms, identify literary devices, and eventually write their own mysteries.
Submitted by jacksont on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:33pm.
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.
Submitted by ross.holliday on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 9:09am.
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.
Submitted by debiasiz on Tue, 09/19/2017 - 3:15pm.
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.
Submitted by avanvalkenburgh on Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:33am.
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.
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.