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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2

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Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

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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Unit 0 is a four-day introduction to English 9 A and orientation to both SSR and the course’s blended format. The blueprint breaks the unit down by day featuring an agenda for each day and linked resources for each activity, including face-to-face and online lessons.

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This pathway outlines blended steps that lead students through analysis of words, sounds and visuals around Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" song and video.  The concept of empathy will be introduced and will carry thematically throughout the entire unit.  Students will learn abou tthe literary terms: 

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This unit covers several of Poe's short works, including one of his essays. It is intended to be used as part of a 10th-grade American Literature class and covers content standards related to the reading of literature and, to a lesser extent, the reading of informational texts.

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     The object consists of a text in the public domain that has been downloaded from the web, uploaded into the web-based application Kami, and annotated by me with instructions and reflection questions for the students. Students whould read the story while adding their own annotations (such as observations or questions).

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This is the framework of a unit used to teach Romeo and Juliet with blended learning.

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