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ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 1

Introduction to Argument Writing

1 hour
Students are introduced to argument writing, beginning with the writing process and annotation.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 2

Effective Argument Writing: Purpose and Audience

1 hour
Students examine a second argument model, focusing in particular on purpose and audience.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 3

Argument Writing: Analyzing the Prompt

1 hour
Students begin to write a multi-paragraph argument in response to a prompt.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 4

Argument Writing: Claims and Evidence

1 hour
Students identify the article’s pros and cons related to screen time.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 5

Argument Writing: More Claims and Evidence

1 hour
Students analyze an article, recording the pros and cons they have gathered.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 6

Argument Writing: Processing the Information

1 hour
Students articulate their thoughts about the topic of screen time.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 7

Argument Writing: Drafting an Outline

1 hour
Students draft an outline that aligns with their statement of purpose.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 8

Argument Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs

1 hour
Students identify elements of effective body paragraphs, then draft their own.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 9

Argument Writing: Drafting an Introduction

1 hour
Students examine effective introductions from the source texts, then draft their own.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 10

Argument Writing: Drafting a Conclusion

1 hour
Students discuss the components that make conclusions effective, then draft their own.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 11

Argument Writing: Getting Feedback

1 hour
Students offer constructive criticism to their classmates about their argument drafts.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 12

Finalizing Argument Papers

1 hour
Students edit, revise, and finalize their argument drafts.
ELA / G9 / WM / U1 / lesson 13

Argument Writing: Reflecting on the Writing Process

1 hour
Students reflect on the writing process, identifying strengths and weaknesses.
ELA / G9 / WM / U2 / lesson 1

Integrating Evidence from Sources

1 hour
Students learn how to integrate evidence and citations into arguments.
ELA / G9 / WM / U2 / lesson 2

Audience, Style, and Tone

1 hour
Students learn how to identify and use formal style and objective tone.
ELA / G9 / WM / U2 / lesson 3

Working with Words

1 hour
Students learn how to incorporate precise and specific words to improve their arguments.
ELA / G9 / WM / U2 / lesson 4

Cohesion and Flow

1 hour
Students learn to identify and use varied syntax and transitional words and phrases.
ELA / G9 / WM / U2 / lesson 5

Varying Sentence Length

1 hour
Students learn how to combine and split sentences to improve the clarity of their writing.
ELA / G9 / WM / U2 / lesson 6

Ensuring Sentence Accuracy

1 hour
Students learn how to use commas and repair sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
ELA / G9 / WM / U2 / lesson 7

Adding Variety and Interest

1 hour
Students learn how to incorporate parallel structure and varied phrases into their writing.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 1

Introduction to Informative Writing

1 hour
Students are introduced to informative writing, beginning with the writing process and annotation.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 2

Effective Informative Writing: Purpose and Audience

1 hour
Students examine a second informative model, focusing in particular on purpose and audience.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 3

Informative Writing: Analyzing the Prompt

1 hour
Students analyze an informative writing prompt to determine the writing task.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 4

Informative Writing: Charting Topics, Subtopics, Claims, and Evidence

1 hour
Students review the topic and claim of the article and chart the subtopics and evidence.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 5

Informative Writing: More Subtopics and Evidence

1 hour
Students analyze the article and continue charting subtopics and evidence.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 6

Informative Writing: Processing the Information

1 hour
Students articulate their thoughts about the topic and their claim, subtopics, and evidence.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 7

Informative Writing: Drafting an Outline

1 hour
Students draft an outline that aligns with their statement of purpose.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 8

Informative Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs

1 hour
Students identify elements of effective body paragraphs, then draft their own.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 9

Informative Writing: Drafting an Introduction

1 hour
Students examine effective introductions from the source texts, then draft their own.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 10

Informative Writing: Drafting a Conclusion

1 hour
Students discuss the components that make conclusions effective, then write their own.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 11

Informative Writing: Getting Feedback

1 hour
Students offer constructive criticism to their classmates about their informative drafts.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 12

Finalizing Informative Papers

1 hour
Students edit, revise, and finalize their informative drafts.
ELA / G9 / WM / U3 / lesson 13

Informative Writing: Reflecting on the Writing Process

1 hour
Students reflect on the writing process, identifying strengths and weaknesses.
ELA / G9 / WM / U4 / lesson 1

Integrating Evidence from Sources

1 hour
Students learn how to integrate evidence and citations into arguments.
ELA / G9 / WM / U4 / lesson 2

Audience, Style, and Tone

1 hour
Students learn how to identify and use formal style and objective tone.
ELA / G9 / WM / U4 / lesson 3

Working with Words

1 hour
Students learn how to incorporate precise and specific words to improve their arguments.
ELA / G9 / WM / U4 / lesson 4

Cohesion and Flow

1 hour
Students learn to identify and use varied syntax and transitional words and phrases.
ELA / G9 / WM / U4 / lesson 5

Varying Sentence Length

1 hour
Students learn how to combine and split sentences to improve the clarity of their writing.
ELA / G9 / WM / U4 / lesson 6

Ensuring Sentence Accuracy

1 hour
Students learn how to use commas and repair sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
ELA / G9 / WM / U4 / lesson 7

Adding Variety and Interest

1 hour
Students learn how to incorporate parallel structure and varied phrases into their writing.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 1

Introduction to Narrative Writing

1 hour
Students are introduced to narrative writing, beginning with the writing process and annotation
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 2

Effective Narrative Writing: Organization and Purpose

1 hour
Students continue discussing what makes a narrative effective, focusing on organization and purpose.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 3

Narrative Writing: Analyzing the Prompt

1 hour
Students analyze a narrative writing prompt to determine the writing task.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 4

Narrative Writing: Source Material

1 hour
Students continue to examine source material to prepare for their own narrative drafts.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 5

Narrative Writing: More Source Material

1 hour
Students analyze written material as well as audio and video sources.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 6

Narrative Writing: Drafting an Introduction

1 hour
Students examine effective introductions before drafting their own.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 7

Narrative Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs

1 hour
Students examine effective body paragraphs before drafting their own, focusing on descriptions and reflections.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 8

Narrative Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs

1 hour
Students continue drafting their body paragraphs, focusing on pacing and dialogue.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 9

Narrative Writing: Drafting a Conclusion

1 hour
Students examine effective conclusions, then craft conclusions of their own.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 10

Narrative Writing: Structural Techniques

1 hour
Students strengthen their own narratives by using a variety of structural techniques.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 11

Narrative Writing: Getting Feedback

1 hour
Students offer constructive criticism to their classmates about their narrative drafts.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 12

Finalizing Narrative Papers

1 hour
Students review common editing symbols and finalize their narrative drafts.
ELA / G9 / WM / U5 / lesson 13

Narrative Writing: Reflecting on the Writing Process

1 hour
Students reflect on the writing process, identifying strengths and weaknesses.
ELA / G9 / WM / U6 / lesson 1

Working with Words

1 hour
Students learn about using precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language.
ELA / G9 / WM / U6 / lesson 2

Cohesion and Flow

1 hour
Students learn about using varied syntax and transitional words and phrases.
ELA / G9 / WM / U6 / lesson 3

Varying Sentence Length

1 hour
Students learn how to combine and split sentences to improve the clarity of their writing.
ELA / G9 / WM / U6 / lesson 4

Ensuring Sentence Accuracy

1 hour
Students learn how to use commas and repair sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
ELA / G9 / WM / U6 / lesson 5

Adding Variety and Interest

1 hour
Students learn how to incorporate parallel structure and varied phrases into their writing.
ELA / G9 / WM / U6 / lesson 6

Punctuating Dialogue

1 hour
Students learn how to punctuate the dialogue in a narrative.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U1 / lesson 1

Annotation, Analysis, and Central Idea

1 hour
Students explore Christopher Marlowe and are introduced to Accountable Independent Reading and annotation.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U1 / lesson 2

Promises and Pastoral Imagery

1 hour
Students establish a foundational understanding of pastoral poetry and practice their annotation skills.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U1 / lesson 3

The Conversation Continues

1 hour
Students explore the central ideas of Raleigh’s poems. The Speaking and Listening Rubric are introduced.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U1 / lesson 4

Relationship Between Central Ideas in the Two Poems

1 hour
Students explore both poems and focus on structural choices, understanding the central ideas in them.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U1 / lesson 5

Another Country Heard From

1 hour
Students explore how a contemporary voice transforms the conversation begun by Marlowe and Raleigh.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U1 / lesson 6

Analyzing a Shared Idea

1 hour
Students gather evidence about Williams’ transformation of Marlowe and Raleigh’s central ideas.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U1 / lesson 7

Using Evidence to Support a Claim: Writing Across the Texts

1 hour
Students participate in a collaborative brainstorm in preparation for their independent written response.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 1

Complex Relationships: Hundert and Sedgewick

1 hour
Students are introduced to two of the narrator’s relationships. They revisit annotation techniques.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 2

Confrontation and Changing Relationships

1 hour
Students further explore the narrator’s character. They cite textual evidence as they analyze character development.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 3

Mr. Julius Caesar: The Development of a Central Idea

1 hour
Students investigate the narrator’s decisions and how they contribute to developing a central idea.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 4

Analyzing Conflict

1 hour
Students explore the conflict the narrator feels. They analyze character motivations with textual evidence.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 5

Figurative Language and Word Choice

1 hour
Students focus on figurative language and word choice, analyzing their impact on the text.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 6

Analyzing Conflict's Role in Developing a Central Idea

1 hour
Students analyze how challenges and word choice contributes helps advance the plot.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 7

Mid-Unit Assessment

1 hour
Students analyze how the narrator has developed throughout the text, citing supporting evidence.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 8

Retirement, Rematch, and Reaction

1 hour
Students analyze the impact of the narrator’s reflection, regret, and self-doubt on the decisions he makes for his future.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 9

How do the Interactions Between Characters Develop Central Ideas?

1 hour
Students engage in an evidence-based discussion to analyze the narrator’s reflections and interactions with former students.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 10

Comparisons and Characterization

1 hour
Students explore how the impact of the narrator develops a central idea of the text.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 11

Identity, Expectations, and the Importance of History

1 hour
Students analyze the narrator’s expectations of the reunion competition and how they clash with reality.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 12

Analysis of Character Development

1 hour
Students better understand the narrator’s interaction with Bell through his interaction with a former student.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U2 / lesson 13

Unit Assessment: Supporting Analysis with Evidence

1 hour
Students compose a multi-paragraph essay to demonstrate their understanding of the text’s central ideas.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 1

Analyzing the Relationship with Mom

1 hour
Students listen to a reading of “Rules of the Game”, analyzing interactions of the characters.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 2

Developing a Central Idea

1 hour
Students analyze the development of Waverly Jong, focusing on the significance of the chessboard.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 3

Expectations

1 hour
Students continue their analysis of Waverly’s development, making inferences about shifting expectations placed on her.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 4

Climactic Confrontation: What Interactions Suggest about Larger Relationships

1 hour
Students complete their close reading of this chapter, analyzing the cumulative development of Waverly's character.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 5

Evolution of Central Conflict

1 hour
Students analyze the cumulative development of Waverly’s character, considering the development of central ideas.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 6

Eavesdropping's Impact on Point of View

1 hour
Students continue their exploration of Jing-mei’s interactions with other characters.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 7

Turning Points

1 hour
Students explore interwoven thematic threads and storytelling as a mode of interaction between the characters.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 8

Reflections on Expectations and Identity

1 hour
Students focus on storytelling as an integral mode of interaction between the characters of Tan’s text.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 9

Mid-Unit Assessment: Evidence-Based Claims

1 hour
Students present an analysis of the development of a central idea in “Two Kinds.”
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 10

Father and Son

1 hour
Students begin Friday Night Lights and how Winchell’s relationships influence his self-perception.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 11

Using the Words of Others to Advance Our Agendas

1 hour
Students think critically about Bissinger’s point of view and purpose, analyzing his portrayal of Odessa.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 12

Expectations and Identity

1 hour
Students analyze social factors at work and how memory and time function within this community.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 13

The Season Opener: Identity, Expectations, and Tradition

1 hour
Students consider how Bissinger structures the actions of players to reflect social pressures and expectations.
ELA / G10 / M1 / U3 / lesson 14

Unit Assessment: Relationships Between Children and their Parents

1 hour
Students demonstrate a cumulative understanding of both texts in response to an assessment prompt.
ELA / G10 / M2 / U1 / lesson 1

The Impact of Words

1 hour
Students analyze the impact of specific words or phrases in the opening of King’s letter.
ELA / G10 / M2 / U1 / lesson 2

Analyzing How King Does It: Unfolding the Reasons

1 hour
Students analyze the impact of King’s figurative language and word choices.
ELA / G10 / M2 / U1 / lesson 3

Racial Injustice and the Validity of the Argument

1 hour
Students analyze the validity of King’s argument about racial injustice and why action is necessary.
ELA / G10 / M2 / U1 / lesson 4

Rhetoric

1 hour
Students analyze methods of rhetoric, such as descriptive language, appeals to conscience, and rhetorical questions.
ELA / G10 / M2 / U1 / lesson 5

Delineating the Argument

1 hour
Students analyze the letter to delineate King’s argument and claims, assessing his supporting evidence.
ELA / G10 / M2 / U1 / lesson 6

Different Authors, Different Times, and the Truth About Oppression

1 hour
Students analyze Shamlu’s poem, exploring his use of figurative language and word connotations.
ELA / G10 / M2 / U1 / lesson 7

Delineating and Discussing the Argument

1 hour
Students delineate King’s argument, assessing the validity of his reasoning through discussion of the text.