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Hdengler.wikispaces. Shadley.wikispaces. Honors_Course_Description_Template. 09.02.RI.1933_Inaugural_0802. Units of Study. Dr. Cornel West Tells Us About Race, Values and Lives Worth Living. Middle School ELA Curriculum Video: Close Reading of a Text: MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail” This is a 15 minute video in which David Coleman, a contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, models a close reading of Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

Middle School ELA Curriculum Video: Close Reading of a Text: MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

After reading the letter and watching the video, educators might ask themselves: Which of the Shifts is modeled in this video? What would it take to be able to conduct a conversation such as this with students? What tools, resources, support, and preparation would a teacher require? What would this look like at the Elementary level with an elementary text? What is it about this reading that is different from my own past/present practice?

High School ELA Curriculum Video: The Gettysburg Address. This is an eight minute video in which David Coleman, a contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, describes an exemplary module that he and his fellow authors have designed.

High School ELA Curriculum Video: The Gettysburg Address

After watching this video and reading the Exemplar, educators might ask themselves: In what ways does this exemplar model the 6 shifts required for implementation of the Common Core? What did I learn, think about, or wonder while watching and reading? Which questions bring you deeply into the text? Preparing for Close Reading with Students. This is a 30 minute video which features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B.

Preparing for Close Reading with Students

King Jr., David Coleman (contributing author to the Common Core) and Kate Gerson (a Sr. Fellow with the Regents Research Fund) on the first 20 paragraphs of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” This conversation represents one of the ways a group of educators might prepare for close reading of text with students. This behind-the-scenes discourse represents the kind of dialogue teachers can have as they build their own fluency and familiarity with a text before diving into it with students. After watching this video, educators might ask themselves: Why are conversations like these important? Pre-AP for English Teachers' Corner.

Teaching Resource Materials Teaching the Odyssey SOAPSTone: A Strategy for Reading and Writing Significance, Consequence, or Reason: Creating Meaningful Thesis Statements.

Pre-AP for English Teachers' Corner

Ap04_preap_1_inter_st_35891. The Odyssey Teaching Resources. The Odyssey Book 9 Vocabulary flashcards. Sorry, the Quizlet database appears to be down.

The Odyssey Book 9 Vocabulary flashcards

We've been notified of the problem, and are working on fixing it. Please try back in ten minutes or so. While you wait, you might enjoy learning vocabulary on Odyssey Lesson Plans. Lesson Plans These lesson plans were designed to teach the Odyssey to 9th grade honors students.

Odyssey Lesson Plans

Teaching the Odyssey is an "Odyssey" in the work of teaching and requires dedication, determination, and some of the versatility one finds in Odysseus. A teacher should keep in mind that the Odyssey is comprised of twenty-four books or chapters. These "books" give students a view of a different culture and this vantage point enables them to get a new perspective on their own culture. For some reason students tend to be more open toward different cultures in the past than in the present. Completing the Odyssey helps build students' self-esteem although they may be intimidated by the task at the beginning. Along with taking notes, students also need to be taught how to use their notes to support their answers.

Parents of my honors students have supported this ambitious unit. Samples of assignments are included in these lesson plans. The Odyssey Lesson Plans. Epithets & Epic Similes. Honors 9th Grade English Syllabus. Honors 9th Grade English Syllabus Course Description (Honors) American Literature is a course that prepares students to be skilled readers and writers by reading, discussing, and writing about books, short stories, and other works of American Literature from the colonial period to the present as well as articles, editorials, and other works of contemporary writing.

Honors 9th Grade English Syllabus

It provides students with experience in reading, writing, written and oral English language conventions, and listen and speaking. It is a college preparatory English class that fulfils the “B” requirement. This course is designed to help students achieve the following goals: to develop literacy skills critical to lifelong participation in the worlds of community and work, to meet the California State Board of Education Content Standards for English-Language Arts, and to meet the standards of the California State University English Placement Test.

Required Texts and Materials. To Kill a Mockingbird. Historical Background. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.

Historical Background

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