Students take up the challenge of deciding what to do when confronted by a difficult and awkward situation. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: SL.9-10.1, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5
The Extra Place Lesson
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).