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Resources for Grades 9 - 10


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Giving Voice to Students Through "This I Believe" Podcasts

Students write and record their own essays for a class blog by first completing a series of activities designed to get them thinking and writing about their experiences.

 

Student Interactives

 

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 

 

Discovering a Passion for Poetry With Langston Hughes

Through a study of Langston Hughes' poetry, students connect his writing to his place in history.

 

 

Acrostic Poems

Acrostic Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.

 
 

 

Finding Poetry in Prose: Reading and Writing Love Poems

After reading several poems that expand the definition of love poetry, students compose found poems based on a personal memoir—either their own or a love story of another writer.

 

 

Compare & Contrast Map

Compare & Contrast Map

The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.

 
 

 

An Exploration of Romanticism Through Art and Poetry

Students use art and poetry to explore and understand major characteristics of the Romantic period.

 

 

Letter Generator

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Teacher Read-Aloud That Models Reading for Deep Understanding

Teacher Read-Aloud That Models Reading for Deep Understanding

This guide describes the basic elements for reading aloud to students in ways that demonstrate thoughtful and deep interactions with the text.

 

Summarization in any Subject

Summarization in any Subject

Focusing on practical applications, this web seminar by Rick Wormelli presents the specific steps of summarization, its impact on learning, and dozens of summarization techniques for all subject areas, not just English.

 

 

Community Stories  

Kristin Sample

How Think-Pair-Share Enlivened My Classroom

Kristin Sample | Educator | Austin, TX

I’ve long been a fan of “wait time” in the classroom