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Grade 9 ELA: Who Is to Blame?

For Teachers 9th Standards
Who's at fault? Friar Laurence? Lord Capulet? Friar John? As the culminating activity in a unit study of Romeo and Juliet, individuals craft an argumentative essay in which they assign blame for the deaths of Shakespeare's star-crossed...
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Revise an Argument by Color-Coding Topic Sentences and Corresponding Evidence

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Essay drafts always have room for improvement. The narrator of an informative video highlights the main points in one of her topic sentences, each point in a different color, and then highlights the corresponding evidence for each main...
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Women’s Roles in As You Like It

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
“There is nothing that becommeth a maid better than soberness, silence, shamefastness, and chastity, both of body & mind.” This line, from Thomas Bentley ‘s The Monument of Matrons published in 1582, typifies the way women were...
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Truth Be Told

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage your middle and high schoolers to share their memories of a recent event. After reading a New York Times article, they discuss Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night. They write their own memoir about a significant event that affected...
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Hic-Hic-Hooray!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is really the best way to get rid of hiccups? Investigate some old wives' tales and folk remedies related to health. Middle schoolers explore the science behind why people might believe these myths to be true and find the real...
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Mastery Activity: Presidential Address

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Learners transport themselves to 1945 and assume the role of the president. How would you end the war with Japan? Would you choose to use the atomic bomb? First, each individual writes a speech they would give to garner the support of...
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Support an Argument

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
It's time to plan! Brainstorm a persuasive writing assignment with this graphic organizer. Middle schoolers use the organizer to choose a topic, create a stance, and note the argument. They also identify the argument for the opposing...
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Poems about Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewLearners of all ages hear the words “Today we’re going to start poetry” and begin their plans to drop out of school. It is not the teacher's fault! Use this resource to help young scholars understand the genre of poetry and why it is...
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Using Perspective Shifting to Persuade Readers

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
One of the key competencies of social and emotional learning is social awareness and being able to see things from another's perspective. This ability to shift perspective is particularly important when crafting an argument to persuade...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 10

For Teachers 10th Standards
Can budding writers accept constructive criticism? Learners work with their peers to gain feedback about their argumentative essay drafts. Peers give one another constructive criticism to better revise their work. Using a Peer Review...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 8

For Teachers 10th Standards
All is fair in claims and counterclaims. Scholars continue to work on their argumentative writing pieces by ensuring their papers fairly address claims as well as counterclaims. Writers review the importance of argumentative writing...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 11

For Teachers 10th Standards
It's time to show what you know. Scholars finalize their argumentative essays by making last revisions to conventions, tone, and formal style. Learners review the checklist to ensure they have meet all requirements of the task. They then...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Put yourself in my shoes! Scholars work through the Outline Tool from the previous lesson to develop a claim before developing a counterclaim about the sale of human tissue. Learners also work to create supporting claims using an outline...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 22

For Teachers 10th Standards
The Witches, Lady Macbeth, or Macbeth himself: who is the culprit? Using the resource, pupils craft multi-paragraph essays to present arguments about which character is responsible for the tragedy in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Additionally,...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 21

For Teachers 10th Standards
Which character bears responsibility for the tragedy in Shakespeare's Macbeth? Scholars participate in a gallery walk and complete a Quick Write to support their claims about which character is to blame. 
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 2, Lesson 12

For Teachers 10th Standards
Opposites attract. Scholars choose one of their claims from the previous lesson. They then must think about the opposite view of that claim and create a counterclaim, discussing them with classmates. To help guide the discussion, they...
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Using Drama to Address Social Justice Issues in School and the Community

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Artists, musicians, and dramatists have long been the leaders in the quest for social justice. To gain an understanding of the power of the arts to address social issues, class members listen to a reading of Drew Daywalt's The Day the...
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AP English Language—Precision of Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Say what you mean and mean what you say. The Precision of Language addresses the importance of words, especially when they concern a person's rights. Scholars take a look at many different examples and complete questions analyzing the...
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AP English Language—Argument

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
All things are subject to interpretation ... and that includes the Bill of Rights. Scholars work through activities to analyze and consider various interpretations and perspectives of the rights listed in the Constitution. They complete...
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Evidence

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
You can claim that soda rots people's teeth or that dinosaurs were actually birds, but your claim will not stand up if it is not backed by evidence. A handout from UNC Writing Center, the seventh in the Writing the Paper series of 24,...
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Writing Arguments in Response to Nonfiction

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Emotional appeal or argument? That is the question. An informative instructional activity helps your class recognize the difference between a logical argument and an emotional appeal and learn how to craft an argumentative response....
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The United States Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. But such was not always the case. The library was destroyed during the War of 1812. In a persuasive letter to Samuel H. Smith, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 29

For Teachers 9th Standards
Writers review the provided essay rubric, edit and rewrite if necessary, polish their work, and then submit their argument essay.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 26

For Teachers 9th Standards
Methods for creating a formal style and objective tone in an argument essay are the focus of the day's lesson. After examining models, pairs engage in peer review of their essay drafts and continue to revise while instructors conduct...