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ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 1

Word Choices Evoke Time and Place

1 hour
Students are introduced to close reading and learning vocabulary from context.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 2

Impact of Word Choice on Tone

1 hour
Students will listen to a read aloud, experiencing the text by answering and asking questions.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 3

Analysis of interaction between Characters

1 hour
Students continue to participate in comprehension activities to more deeply experience and comprehend the text.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 4

Annotation Skills and Pack Identity

1 hour
Students participate in an evidence-based discussion using text-dependent questions.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 5

Writing an Objective Summary and Development of Central Ideas

1 hour
Students continue to practice reading closely through annotating text.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 6

Jigsaw on Character Development

1 hour
Students will discuss and write responses to two questions using evidence from the text.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 7

Making Claims and Claudette

1 hour
Students continue answering text-dependent questions through writing.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 8

Jigsaw and Mirabella

1 hour
Students close read through annotation and answering text-dependent questions.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 9

A New Idea and Discussion: The Meaning of Beauty

1 hour
Students focus on close reading through annotation and answering text-dependent questions.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 10

Mid-unit Assessment: Analyze a Relationship

1 hour
Students will individually write responses to an assessment prompt.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 11

How an Author Establishes Tone

1 hour
Students will review their earlier reading annotation and interact with and discuss the text.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 12

Central Ideas in Stage 4

1 hour
Students learn how to work collaboratively with others during the revision process.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 13

Conclusion and Author's Choice Regarding Structure

1 hour
Students will work collaboratively to conduct an analysis of one of the stages of development.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 14

Analysis of Culture Shock Stages and Presentations

1 hour
Student groups present their analysis of a stage of development.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 15

Adapting to Human Society: Evidence Based Claims Discussion

1 hour
Students will add introductions and conclusions to the written response they began previously.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 16

Reviewing Evidence Based Claims and Claudette's Five Stages

1 hour
Students write formally using strong and thorough textual evidence to analyze character development.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U1 / lesson 17

Assessment: Analyze Claudette's Development...

1 hour
Students have finished their close reading and will write a formal evidence-based essay.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 1

Unfolding Important Ideas

1 hour
Students will close read and analyze an excerpt from the text.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 2

Metaphor and Art

1 hour
Students continue to analyze and explore how the author uses metaphor.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 3

Developing Central Ideas

1 hour
Students analyze the author's development of central ideas.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 4

Assessment: Crafting an Essay on Impact of Word Choice

1 hour
Students will prepare for and craft a formal essay about how the author uses language.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 5

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

1 hour
Students analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 6

Figurative Language, Jason, and Hangman

1 hour
Students will consider the author's use of figurative language.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 7

Characterization and Madame Crommelynck

1 hour
Students discuss and analyze how the author develops characters.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 8

Analysis of Discussion for Central Ideas

1 hour
Students practice collecting and organizing details from the text to support analysis.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 9

Meaning of Beauty and Self-Identification

1 hour
Students analyze how the author refines the central idea and introduces a new one.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 10

Different Texts, Same Ideas

1 hour
Students will trace the development of central ideas in both texts.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U2 / lesson 11

Assessment: Similar Central Ideas

1 hour
Students will demonstrate their ability to describe complex characters and analyze paired texts.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 1

Prologue: Language and Tone

1 hour
This lesson serves as the initial exposure to Shakespearean language.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 2

Introduction of Romeo

1 hour
Students develop their close reading skills and analyze how the author introduces Romeo.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 3

Unrequited Love: Developing Central Idea through Tone

1 hour
Students analyze how the author develops a central idea using figurative language.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 4

Paris's Proposal: Developing Juliet's Character through Interaction with Mom

1 hour
Students analyze how the author develops Juliet's character through her interactions with her mother.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 5

Figurative Language and Flirtatious Dialogue

1 hour
Students analyze the author's use of figurative language in the scene at the Capulet Ball.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 6

Soliloquies and Identity

1 hour
Students explore the effect of the author's structural choices in the lines of soliloquies.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 7

Declaration of Love and Development of Central Idea

1 hour
Students analyze how Shakespeare uses dialogue to develop a central idea.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 8

Mid Unit Assessment: How Character Development Refines Central Ideas

1 hour
Students craft a formal response about how character development refines a central idea.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 9

Romeo, Tybalt, and Mercutio

1 hour
Students explore Romeo's character development through his interactions with Tybalt and Mercutio.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 10

Murder and Banishment

1 hour
Students analyze the development of a central idea of fate.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 11

Juliet's Eagerness

1 hour
Students read and analyze Juliet's soliloquy expressing her eagerness for Romeo's arrival.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 12

Same Subject, Different Media: Chagall

1 hour
Students analyze how artists treat the same subject in different media.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 13

Impact of Word Choice on Development of Character: Exiled Romeo

1 hour
Students analyze the cumulative impact of Shakespeare's word choices on Romeo's character development.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 14

Juliet and Friar Laurence: Character development

1 hour
Students analyze how Shakespeare develops Juliet's character through her interactions with Friar Laurence.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 15

The Plan Advances the Plot

1 hour
Students analyze Friar Laurence's plan for Juliet to avoid marrying Paris and be with Romeo.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 16

Fatal Poison

1 hour
Students analyze how central ideas are refined in the scene where Romeo kills himself.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 17

Who is Responsible for Juliet's Death?

1 hour
Students explore a central idea of fate in the scene where Juliet kills herself.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 18

Reconciliation and Elements of a Shakespeare Tragedy

1 hour
Students explore the elements of tragedy and how Romeo and Juliet is an example.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 19

Evidence Based Claims and Assessment of Student Discussion

1 hour
Students collect and discuss evidence about Romeo and Juliet as tragic hero and heroine.
ELA / G9 / M1 / U3 / lesson 20

Writing Assessment: the Character of a Tragic Hero(ine).

1 hour
Students craft a formal response to a prompt about the development of tragic heroes/heroines.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 1

Poe's Narrator

1 hour
Students begin to analyze the first paragraph, in which Poe introduces the narrator.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 2

Evidence-Based Discussion: Obsession and Madness

1 hour
Students will explore how Poe begins to develop central ideas through specific textual details.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 3

Poe Manipulates Time: Structural Choices

1 hour
Students focus on Poe’s structural choices, and the effects of this on the reader.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 4

Stalling the Action and Planning the Next Move

1 hour
Students learn how the narrative point of view contributes to the reader’s understanding.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 5

Impact of Structural Choices on Central Ideas: Madness

1 hour
Students will consider how Poe’s structural choices develop and refine the text’s central ideas.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 6

Emergence of Guilt?

1 hour
Students analyze how Poe drives the story toward the narrator’s confession.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 7

Making a Claim about Structural Choices

1 hour
Students analyze choices concerning text structure, time, and order of events in the entire text.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 8

Mid-Unit Assessment

1 hour
Students discuss contributions to the development of a central idea.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 9

Feeling the Funeral

1 hour
Students explore the overall meaning of the poetic speaker's funeral metaphor.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 10

Extended Metaphor

1 hour
Students explore how Dickinson develops the central idea of madness through the funeral metaphor.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 11

Analysis of Structural Choices

1 hour
Students consider how Dickinson uses structural choices to develop the central idea of madness.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 12

Conversations Between Texts

1 hour
Students analyze how the two unit texts talk to each other.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U1 / lesson 13

Unit Assessment: Refining a Central Idea

1 hour
Students write an essay about a central idea shared by both texts.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 1

Ancient Greek Tragedy

1 hour
Students are exposed to Sophoclean dramatic structures.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 2

Laius's Murder and the Role of Fate

1 hour
Students examine the key details established thus far.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 3

Developing a Mystery

1 hour
Students consider the effects created by Sophocles' unique plot structure.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 4

The Chorus: Human and Divine Power

1 hour
Students explore the relationship between human and divine power and the role of fate.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 5

Teiresias and Oedipus

1 hour
Students analyze textual details relating to both literal and figurative blindness.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 6

The Riddle and The Role of Fate

1 hour
Students examine the figurative language of Teiresias’s riddle.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 7

Revelation through Riddles

1 hour
Students explore the effects created key details being revealed through riddles.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 8

Analysis of Argument

1 hour
Students explore the development of the central idea of the role of fate.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 9

Jocasta's Story

1 hour
Students consider how Jocasta’s story develops the central idea of fate.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 10

Collaborative Discussion: Analyzing Oedipus's Reaction and Understanding

1 hour
Students examine Oedipus’s opinion of who might be responsible for this crime.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 11

Developing a Claim linking Prophesy and Action

1 hour
Students examine Oedipus’s account of a violent past.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 12

Mid-Unit Assessment: Relationship between Prophesy and Action

1 hour
Students develop a claim about the relationship between prophecy and Oedipus’s actions.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 13

Ordering the Events to Create Mystery and Tension

1 hour
Students consider how Sophocles creates mystery and tension.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 14

The Role of Fate in Oedipus's Guilt

1 hour
Student analyze the role of the steady revelation of key details.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 15

Revelation of Details Point toward Guilt

1 hour
Students collect evidence on how the steady revelation of key details shapes the central idea.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 16

True Identity, Fate, and Murder

1 hour
Students explore how the revelation of Oedipus’s true identity develops relationship between choices and fate.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 17

Self-Mutilation

1 hour
Students use a tool to collect key details of Oedipus’s final act of self-mutilation.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 18

Is the Punishment Fated?

1 hour
Students explore Oedipus’s account of his tragic situation.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 19

Unit Assessment Part 1: Emergence of Guilt

1 hour
Students prepare for developing evidence-based claims.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U2 / lesson 20

Unit Assessment Part 2: Developing Guilt Throughout Play

1 hour
Students explore how Sophocles develops the central idea Oedipus’s guilt throughout the play.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 1

Development Of Central Ideas Across Texts

1 hour
Students discuss the difference between informational and literary texts.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 2

Mosley and the Central Ideas of Vulnerability and Guilt

1 hour
Students examine how Mosley develops his second central idea of the feeling of vulnerability.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 3

How does Mosley Develop His Claim?

1 hour
Students analyze Mosley's central idea about the role of fiction.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 4

The Qualities of a Strong Written Response

1 hour
Students determine the qualities of a strong written response.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 5

Mid-Unit Assessment Part 1: Claims and Connections

1 hour
Students determine how Mosley develops and refines his central claim.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 6

Mid-Unit Assessment Part 2: Peer-Review for Strength of Evidence

1 hour
Students analyze the response of a classmate for strength of evidence.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 7

Discussion to Ground Comprehension

1 hour
Students engage in a rich discussion to comprehend ideas and concepts.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 8

Building Knowledge

1 hour
Students examine the Bernard Madoff scandal through the lens of a book review.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 9

Presenting Knowledge and Identifying Central Ideas

1 hour
Students determine and present the development of the central idea in a portion of text.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 10

Practicing Academic Discourse

1 hour
The teacher will model the development of a discussion question for the students.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 11

Analyzing the Text

1 hour
Students answer questions and engage in textual analysis.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 12

Analyzing the Development of Central Ideas Across Texts

1 hour
Students identify and analyze the development of central ideas.
ELA / G9 / M2 / U3 / lesson 13

Unit Assessment: Critical Dialogue

1 hour
Students synthesize analysis across multiple texts during an assessed discussion.
ELA / G9 / M3 / U1 / lesson 1

Inquiry-Based Research to Deepen Understanding

1 hour
Students are introduced to inquiry-based research to deepen understanding.
ELA / G9 / M3 / U1 / lesson 2

Analysis of Claims

1 hour
Students analyze the text regarding claims about autism and understanding animal behavior.
ELA / G9 / M3 / U1 / lesson 3

Grandin Unfolds her Analysis of Behaviorism

1 hour
Students read and analyze passages about behaviorism, and track potential topics for research.
ELA / G9 / M3 / U1 / lesson 4

Generating Inquiry Questions to Guide Research

1 hour
Students examine how Grandin unfolds her central idea, and generate inquiry questions.
ELA / G9 / M3 / U1 / lesson 5

Refining Inquiry Questions to Focus Research

1 hour
Students analyze how Grandin unfolds a series of events, and refine their inquiry questions.
ELA / G9 / M3 / U1 / lesson 6

Grandin's Analysis of Problems in the Cattle Industry

1 hour
Students examine how Grandin unfolds an analysis of problems in the cattle industry.