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  • 10th Grade ELA Lesson on Citing Evidence

    In this 10th grade Common Core-aligned ELA lesson, students use evidence from three literary sources to answer guiding questions and engage in a fishbowl discussion.
    Grade Levels:
    • HS - 10th Grade
    Subject Areas:
    • ELA
    CCSS Standards:
    • ELA/Literacy
    Compass Components:
    • 3c: Engaging Students in Instruction
    • 3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
    Compass Rating:
    • Effective Proficient
  • 10th Grade Hearing Impaired Special Education ELA Lesson on Identifying Common Themes from Two Texts

    In this 10th grade ELA lesson in a Hearing Impaired Special Education classroom, students work to identify common themes in multiple works by the same author.
    Grade Levels:
    • HS - 10th Grade
    Subject Areas:
    • Special Education
    • ELA
    CCSS Standards:
    • ELA/Literacy
    Compass Components:
    • 3c: Engaging Students in Instruction
    • 3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
    Compass Rating:
    • Effective Proficient
  • 11th and 12th Grade ELA Lesson on Composing and Performing a Soliloquy

    In this 11th and 12th grade Common Core-aligned ELA lesson, students collaboratively compose and perform a soliloquy.
    Grade Levels:
    • HS - 12th Grade
    • HS - 11th Grade
    Subject Areas:
    • ELA
    CCSS Standards:
    • ELA/Literacy
    Compass Components:
    • 3c: Engaging Students in Instruction
    Compass Rating:
    • Highly Effective
  • 11th and 12th Grade ELA Lesson on Literary Discussions

    In this 11th and 12th grade Common Core-aligned ELA lesson, students facilitate effective literary discussions with a pinwheel 'recipe'.
    Grade Levels:
    • HS - 12th Grade
    • HS - 11th Grade
    Subject Areas:
    • ELA
    CCSS Standards:
    • ELA/Literacy
    Compass Components:
    • 3c: Engaging Students in Instruction
    Compass Rating:
    • Highly Effective
  • 12th Grade ELA Lesson on Text Analysis of Symbols

    In this 12th grade Common Core-aligned ELA lesson, students use textual evidence to prepare questions for a whole class conversation and then identify and discuss symbols within the text.
    Grade Levels:
    • HS - 12th Grade
    • HS - 11th Grade
    Subject Areas:
    • ELA
    CCSS Standards:
    • ELA/Literacy
    Compass Components:
    • 3c: Engaging Students in Instruction
    • 3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
    Compass Rating:
    • Effective Proficient
  • 12th Grade ELA Lesson on Text-Based Evidence and Inferences

    In this 12th grade Common Core-aligned ELA lesson, students use evidence from the text to make inferences and describe characters through discussion.
    Grade Levels:
    • HS - 12th Grade
    Subject Areas:
    • ELA
    CCSS Standards:
    • ELA/Literacy
    Compass Components:
    • 3c: Engaging Students in Instruction
    • 3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
    • 1c: Setting Instructional Outcomes
    Compass Rating:
    • Effective Proficient
  • 2nd Grade ELA Lesson on Comparing and Contrasting Fairy Tale Adaptations

    In this 2nd grade Common Core-aligned ELA lesson, students compare multiple versions of the same fairy tale.
    Grade Levels:
    • 2nd Grade
    Subject Areas:
    • ELA
    CCSS Standards:
    • ELA/Literacy
    Compass Components:
    • 3d: Using Assessment in Instruction
    • 3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
    Compass Rating:
    • Effective Proficient
    • Effective Emerging
  • 3rd Grade ELA Lesson on Close Reading

    In this 3rd grade Common Core-aligned ELA lesson, students use a supplementary map, word bank, and additional text to deepen their understanding of a non-fiction text regarding gorillas.
    Grade Levels:
    • 3rd Grade
    Subject Areas:
    • ELA
    CCSS Standards:
    • ELA/Literacy
    Compass Components:
    • 3c: Engaging Students in Instruction
    • 3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
    Compass Rating:
    • Effective Proficient