English Language Arts Grade 9-10
Reading: Literature Standard 2
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Exploring Arthurian Legend
In this lesson from EDSITEment, students will examine the historical origins of the Arthurian legend. Students will gain insight into the use of literature as historical evidence. Through the references and links in this lesson, students can track the growth of a legend like that of King Arthur, from its emergence in the Medieval Ages to its arrival on the silver screen.
Grade Band 9-10 Sample Performance Assessment
This sample English Language Arts performance assessment for Grade Band 9-10 covers three texts: 1) Lincoln, Abraham. "Gettysburg Address" 2) Monk, Linda R. Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution and 3) Hand, Learned. "I Am an American Day Address".
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird: Profiles in Courage:
This lesson plan asks students to read To Kill A Mockingbird carefully, with an eye for all instances and manifestations of courage, but particularly those of moral courage.
Shakespeare's Macbeth:Fear and the Motives of Evil
This resource contains an EDSITEment lesson in which students will study Shakespeare's Macbeth. Students will use an Internet search engine to collect instances in the play of specific key words. Students will then organize and analyze the passages in which these key words appear for what they reveal about Macbeth's state of mind and the motives behind his increasing evil.
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