ELA.RL.9-10.2

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • RL:  Reading Standards for Literature 6-12
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 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.

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ELA.W.9-10.4

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • W:  Writing Standards 6-\x80\x9312
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 4: 
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization,
    and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific
    expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-\x80\x933 above.)

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ELA.SL.9-10.4

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • SL:  Speaking and Listening Standards 6-\x80\x9312
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 4: 
    Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely,
    and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the
    organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose,
    audience, and task.

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Creating Found Poems
Lesson Objective: Choose phrases from a text to create a poem around a central theme
Grades 9-12 / All Subjects / Theme
ELA.RL.9-10.2 | ELA.W.9-10.4 | ELA.SL.9-10.4

Thought starters

  1. Ms. Wessling talks about the importance of seeing texts in a recursive way. How does this lesson help to develop that awareness?
  2. How are students analyzing theme?
  3. How does this activity prepare students for writing a thesis statement?
27 Comments
What are the signs on their desks about....illustrator, poet, etc...??
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This is such a fantastic idea that a teacher could use for any piece of text whether it be a short story, drama, or novel. Thank you for showing us this! I plan to use it soon.
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I appreciate the versatility of this lesson; thank you for sharing!
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excellent video
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The students have read the "Crucible" first correct? If so, was there previous class discussion about the play?
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School Details

Johnston Senior High School
6501 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston IA 50131
Population: 1541

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Sarah Brown Wessling

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Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, All Subjects, Class Culture

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12, ELA, Class Culture

Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Students / Class Culture