This is an entire year's worth (42 weeks) of detailed lessons in PowerPoint form around the following core texts: Frankenstein, Chinese Cinderella, Julius Caesar, Night, and Native Son.
These lessons for an entire year go entirely hand in hand and match up precisely with my product "10th Grade English ELA Lesson Plan Bundle (Entire Year - 42 Weeks)". These lessons likewise address all of the Grade 10 ELA Common Core standards in ways that promote critical thinking and text-to-world connections entrenched in life meaning.
Higher-order inferential and multilayered questions along with the demand for specific evidence and reasoning throughout these cohesive, comprehensive, and thorough lessons help develop inquisitive life-long learners.
Included in these PowerPoint slides are heaps of engaging Do Now activities, detailed objectives, original projects and activities (which also includes a model Facebook project of a character), symbolic picture association quizzes on carefully chosen abstract images, text-to-music video debates, critical and relevant Journal Write questions and prompts, guided close reading focus questions, clear directions throughout, and lessons that form connections and allow students to build upon prior knowledge while establishing purpose and future sense of self as scholars.
These truly meaningful, purposeful, life-long lessons lend to teaching character alongside content in preparing our students to become the best possible people for the future.
I had the pleasure of witnessing remarkable all-around improvement in my classes, and I would love nothing more than to see other classrooms benefit from all of this work too. I encourage others to try these carefully-crafted lessons that were already the recipe for well-rounded forward progress.