Common Core Aligned Resources for W.9-10.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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When You Were My Age, What Was This Place Like?
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a lesson plan that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson...
"Three Shots": Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze characterization in literature. Readers use "Three Shots," from The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway and complete classroom activities that require them to apply literary analysis techniques. They write their own short...
Interpreting Data, Facts and Ideas from Informational Texts - A Different King of Fuel
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do we need renewable energy resources? Discuss the energy crisis with your middle and high school classes through interpreting informational texts. An engaging video and a worksheet accompany this plan.
In Emily Dickinson's Own Words: Letters and Poems
10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze the depth and beauty of American Literature by reading Emily Dickinson's letters and poems. The class analyzes Dickinson's poetic style and discusses Thomas Wentworth Higginson's editorial relationship with Dickinson. They pay...
Jurassic Park: The Book and the Film
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Through this question and answer worksheet high schoolers compare and contrast the book and film versions of Jurassic Park. After answering all of the questions they write a paragraph documenting the significant changes between the book...
Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences...
Adjustments and Readjustments: Education for Global Citizenship
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Students analyze essays on differing philosophies of life. In this global citizenship instructional activity, students determine the rhetorical techniques used in essays as they read four sample writings, then create their own essay...
Focus: Writing a Brief Research Paper
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
If you are planning on working on a research paper in your class, take a look at this resource first. Starting off with information about plagiarism, the series of activities briefly described here should give your pupils a general idea...
Islamist Extremism in the Last 20 Years
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The 9/11 assault on the World Trade Center was neither the first nor the last such attack by Islamist extremists. As part of a study or the impact of such events, groups investigate the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 2000 attack on...
Airport Security vs. Civil Liberties
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Body scanners and pat-downs are the realities of post 9/11 travel. But do these procedures represent a violation of our rights? Class members consider their own rights as they examine a political cartoon, a CBS news video about airport...
The Destruction and Rebuilding of the World Trade Center
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How did an investigation into the causes of the collapse of the Twin Towers, as a result of the 9/11 attacks, inform the construction of the new 1 World Trade Center? That is the central question of a resource that asks class members...
Biopoem Strategy as Part of a Character Analysis for Of Mice and Men
8th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Readers of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men will learn much “more than what (is) said to them” as they use the biopoem format and craft a poem about one of the major characters in Steinbeck’s tragic story of Geroge Milton and Lennie...
Direct and Indirect Characterization: A Tale of Two Cities --Mr. Lorry
9th CCSS: Designed
“Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waistcoat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk...