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ELA Curriculum Mapping
Grade 10  Semester 1

 

Essential Questions

 

Content

 

Standards

 

Assessment

 

Related Literature

-In what manner does society and external forces impact our vision of truth?

-How are people transformed through conflict?

-How does society teach and influence us? What kind of knowledge changes our lives?

-In what ways are language and power inseparable?

-How are people transformed through their relationships with others?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Short Story Unit:  From the Textbook
Plot Structure:  “The Open Window—Saki, and “Through the Tunnel”—Doris Lessing

Setting:  “There Will Come Soft Rains”—Ray Bradbury

Characterization: “A Visit to Grandmother”—William Melvin Kelley

Theme:  “Two Friends”—Guy de Maupassant,
“Damon and Pythias”—Greek Myth

POV:  “The Street of Canon”—Josephina Niggli

Symbolism: “The Masque of the Red Death”—Edgar Allan Poe
Irony and Surprise Ending:  “Hearts and Hands”—O.Henry

 

Foreshadowing:
“The Monkey’s Paw”—WW Jacobs

-Night, by Elie Wiesel

What is a memoir?

Characteristics of a biography

Historical Background information

Pre-, during and post reading activities with focus questions

Important People to Know:
Hitler, Mussolini, Eichman, Dr. Joseph Mengele, Stalin, MacArthur, Roosevelt, Truman, Churchill, Eisenhower

Vocabulary:
Holocaust
Concentration Camps
Ghetto
Dehumanization
Anti-Semitism
Genocide
Deportation
Racism, Prejudice
Propaganda
Facism
Kristallnacht
Nuremberg Laws
Oppressor
Scapegoat
Foreshadowing, Dynamic Character, Symbolism, Theme

-Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare

Elements of a Shakespearean Tragedy
1-supernatural elements (witches,ghosts)
2-tragic hero : person with noble qualities and a flaw in his character
3-tragic error: some disorder that has been committed against the laws if nature and needs to be corrected.
4-conflict ...with country or with the hero himself
5-revenge ...the hero is usually often revenge or he is being avenged
6-sad ending: the death, downfall or destruction
7-comic relief: some light scenes to relieve the stress of tragic events
8-isolation of main character

Background of Shakespeare’s Stage/play—Textbook p.816-819

Historical Context—in unit plan

 

Literary Elements:
Exposition, inciting action, rising action, climax/turning point, falling action, resolution or denoument

-Shakespearean Sonnets #
66,

 

Six Traits:
Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, Voice, Organization, Ideas & Conventions

 

10th Grade GUM Skills

Reading Literature:
RL.9-10.3
RL.9-10.4
RL.9-10.6
RL.9-10.

Reading Informational Texts:
RI.9-10.1
RI.9-10.2
RI.9-10.3
RI.9-10.4
RI.9-10.5
RI.9-10.6
RI.9-10.8
RI.9-10.10


Writing:
W.9-10.4
W.9-10.5
W.9-10.6
W.9-10.7

Speaking and Listening:
SL.9-10.1
SL.9-10.3
SL.9-10.4
SL.9-10.6

 

Language:
L.9-10.3
L.9-10.4
L.9-10.5
L.9-10.6

Short Story Assessment:
Formative:
Pre and Post reading questions and discussion

Short Story Quizzes and journals

Literary Elements Test with examples from stories

Summative:
Task III essay with stories not instructed in class. Using the writing process.

For Night:
Formative:
Chapter questions/quizzes
In-class discussions
Pair Share

Summative:
Write an obituary for Elie’s father then compose an appropriate epitaph, or one-line inscription that Elie may have written for his father’s tombstone.

Butterfly Project (See Laura Murphy)

A Poetic Finale
http://www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/
prodev/beli/2003/lesson.php?content=leibold

Final Assessment:
Task IV Writing Essay. Using writing process complete to publishing.

For Julius Caesar:
Formative:
5 Act Quizzes

Newspaper Project: The Roman Times

Summative:
Writing Prompt:  Essay completed to publishing

Final Assessment:
Task IV Writing Essay. Using writing process complete to publishing.

For Night:
“Addressee Unknown”—Kressmann Taylor

Nightfather—Carl Friedman

 

For Julius Caesar:
 “The Killing of Julius Caesar ‘Localized’”—Mark Twain

“The Legend” by Garrett Hongo

“Geraldo, No Last Name” from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The eulogies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Yitzhak Rabin