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Paths to College and Career: English Language Arts Curriculum

Introducing a Comprehensive English Language Arts Curriculum for Grades 6–12

Paths to College and Career: English Language Arts, Grade 9: Module 1 Student Journal

Paths to College and Career provides teachers, schools, and districts with a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts. The curriculum was built from the ground up over a three-year period to address the Common Core State Standards and reflects a deep understanding of the standards and assessments. It is written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require. It includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies and other classroom resources.

At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students' ability to:

• read closely and engage in text-based discussions
• build evidence-based claims and arguments
• conduct research and write from sources
• expand their academic vocabulary
• and much more!

Paths to College and Career's instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented student. Jossey-Bass has worked closely with PCG Education to provide a curriculum that is flexible, user-friendly, engaging, and purposefully built to prepare students for career, college, and life. Learn more about Paths to College and Career here.

Is your school/district adopting ELA curriculum for grades 6–12?

To inquire about including the Paths to College and Career ELA program for consideration in the adoption process as well as to place orders and request review materials, please complete the form on the Paths to College and Career website.

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    Teacher's Grade-Level Bundles | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12 | Writing Units


    TEACHER'S GRADE-LEVEL BUNDLES

    Each Teacher's Grade-Level Bundle includes the Teacher Guides and Teacher Resource Books for all of the modules in the grade selected.

    Teacher Guides include detailed plans for each curriculum module, unit, and lesson, with instructional notes and supports for teaching students with a variety of learning needs. Teacher Resource Books include all of the supplemental materials needed for the lessons, such as homework assignments, graphic organizers, assessments, and rubrics. These student-facing materials are reproduced in the Student Journals, eliminating the need to make multiple copies.

    The Appendix for Grades 6–8, available separately or as part of the Teacher's Grade-Level Bundles, includes graphic organizers, student worksheets, and additional teaching strategies.

    Student's Grade-Level Bundles, including student journals for all modules per grade level, are also available.

    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 6 Bundle
    Also includes Appendix: Protocols, Strategies, and Graphic Organizers for Grades 6–8
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00
    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 7 Bundle
    Also includes Appendix: Protocols, Strategies, and Graphic Organizers for Grades 6–8
    November 2015, Paperback
    US $140.00
    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 8 Bundle
    Also includes Appendix: Protocols, Strategies, and Graphic Organizers for Grades 6–8
    March 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00
    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 9 Bundle
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00
    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 10 Bundle
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00
    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 11 Bundle
    March 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00
    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 12 Bundle
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00
    English Language Arts Appendix: Protocols, Strategies, and Graphic Organizers for Grades 6–8
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $5.95

     

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    GRADE 6

    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 6 Bundle
    Includes the Teacher Guides and Teacher Resource Books for all of the Grade 6 modules, as well as Appendix: Protocols, Strategies, and Graphic Organizers for Grades 6–8
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00

     

    Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn

    In Module 1 of Grade 6, students are involved in a deep study of mythology, its purposes, and elements. Students will read Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief, a high-interest novel about a sixth-grade boy on a hero's journey, as well as complex informational texts that explain the archetypal storyline of the hero's journey and other elements of myths. As a whole class, students will closely read several complex Greek myths. They then will work in small groups to build expertise on one of those myths. A series of writing lessons will scaffold students to their final performance task in which they will apply their knowledge about the hero's journey and the elements of mythology to create their own hero's journey stories.


    English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 1: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    September 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 1: Student Journal
    September 2015, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Module 2: Working with Evidence

    What are “rules to live by”? How do people formulate and use “rules” to improve their lives? How do people communicate these “rules” to others? In Module 2 of Grade 6, students consider these questions as they read the novel Bud, Not Buddy, Steve Jobs' 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, President Barack Obama's Back-to-School Speech, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, and informational research texts. Students write a literary argument essay in which they establish a claim about how Bud uses his “rules,” substantiating their claim using specific text-based evidence. Then they shift their focus to their own rules to live by and conduct a short research project. As a final performance task, students use their research to write an essay to inform about one important “rule to live by” supported with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, and examples.


    English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 2: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 2: Student Journal
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Module 3: Understanding Perspectives

    In Module 3 of Grade 6, student study how an author develops point of view and how an author's perspective, based on his or her culture, is evident in his or her writing. Students will read Lawrence Yep's Dragonwings, a high-interest novel about an eight-year-old boy from China who joins his father in San Francisco in the early 1900s. As they read the novel, students also will read excerpts of Lawrence Yep's biography The Lost Garden in order to determine how his culture and his experiences shaped his perspective. Students analyze how point of view and perspective is conveyed in excerpts of “Comprehending the Calamity,” a primary source account written by Emma Burke about her experiences of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fires, and compare the point of view of Emma Burke of the immediate aftermath of the earthquake to the point of view of Moon Shadow in Dragonwings. Students finish the module by researching to gather factual information and eyewitness accounts about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire in order to write their own newspaper articles containing multiple perspectives about how the earthquake and fires affected the people of San Francisco.


    English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 3: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 3: Student Journal
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Module 4: Research, Decision Making, and Forming Positions

    In Module 4 of Grade 6, students explore the benefits and harmful consequences of the use of the controversial pesticide DDT. Students read the novel Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George, citing evidence and drawing inferences from this compelling text as they begin to think about the interactions between people and the natural world. They also will read informational texts and watch videos to gather evidence and trace arguments about the uses, benefits, and harmful consequences of DDT. Students also will engage in a research project, continuing to explore the central question of the module, synthesizing all their reading in order to make and present their own evidence-based claim about the use of DDT. As the final performance task, students share their findings by creating a scientific poster and presenting that poster to peers during a hosted gallery.


    English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 4: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 6 Module 4: Student Journal
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

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    GRADE 7

    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 7 Bundle
    Includes the Teacher Guides and Teacher Resource Books for all of the Grade 7 modules, as well as Appendix: Protocols, Strategies, and Graphic Organizers for Grades 6–8
    November 2015, Paperback
    US $140.00

     

    Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn

    In Module 1 of Grade 7, students explore the experiences of people of Southern Sudan during and after the Second Sudanese Civil War. They build proficiency in using textual evidence to support ideas in their writing, both in shorter responses and in an extended essay. Students will read the novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, reading closely to practice citing evidence and drawing inferences from this compelling text. They also will read informational text to gather evidence on the perspectives of the Dinka and Nuer tribes of Southern Sudan. They will write a literary analysis essay about the theme of survival and then combine their research about Sudan with specific quotes from A Long Walk to Water as they craft a two-voice poem, comparing and contrasting the points of view of the two main characters.


    English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 1: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    September 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 1: Student Journal
    September 2015, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Module 2: Working with Evidence

    In this module, students explore the issue of working conditions, both historical and modern day. As they read and discuss both literary and informational text, students analyze how people, settings, and events interact in a text and how an author develops a central claim. Students will read Lyddie, a novel that tells the story of a young girl who goes to work in the Lowell mills and explores the issue of working conditions in industrializing America, as well as a speech by César Chávez, in which he explains how the United Farm Workers empowered farmworkers. Through an investigation of working conditions in the modern day garment industry, students explore how businesses can affect working conditions, both positively and negatively. As a final performance task, students create a consumer's guide to working conditions in the garment industry.


    English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 2: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    December 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 2: Student Journal
    January 2016, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Module 3: Understanding Perspectives

    In Module 3 of Grade 7, students explore the life of Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave and noted abolitionist who wrote Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. The module focuses on the questions of what makes stories powerful and on understanding an author's purpose. In addition, students analyze how writers use figurative language and word choice to convey meaning. A recommended read-aloud of The People Could Fly introduces the topic and the question that connects all three units in the module: What gives stories and poems their enduring power? Students then learn about slavery, Douglass's life, and the debate over slavery in the United States before the Civil War. At the end of the module, students select one event from the Narrative and rewrite it as a picture book for younger students, making sure that the story they create is powerful, just as the stories they have been reading are powerful.


    English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 3: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 3: Student Journal
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Module 4: Reading and Research

    Module 4 of Grade 7 focuses on a “science and society” topic, engaging students in reading compelling informational text about adolescent brain development and the effects of entertainment screen time on the brain. Students first read various texts that will build their background knowledge on the adolescent brain in general, then they begin to focus on the issue of screen time and how it may affect teenagers. They dive deeper into first the potential benefits and then the potential risks of screen time by participating in a robust research project. After learning specific decision-making techniques, students plan and draft a position paper on the recommended screen time for adolescents.


    English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 4: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    November 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 7 Module 4: Student Journal
    March 2016, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

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    GRADE 8

    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 8 Bundle
    Includes the Teacher Guides and Teacher Resource Books for all of the Grade 8 modules, as well as Appendix: Protocols, Strategies, and Graphic Organizers for Grades 6–8
    March 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00

     

    Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn

    In Module 1 of Grade 8, students will develop their ability to read and understand complex text as they consider the challenges of fictional and real refugees. Students will read Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, analyzing how critical incidents reveal the dynamic nature of the main character, Ha, a 10-year-old Vietnamese girl whose family is deciding whether to flee during the fall of Saigon. Students will build their ability to infer and analyze text, both in discussion and through writing. They then will read informational text to learn more about the history of war in Vietnam, and the specific historical context of Ha's family's struggle during the fall of Saigon. Students will work in research groups to study the experiences of refugees from one of several cultures, and use this knowledge to write to write two, free verse narrative poems that capture the universal refugee experience.


    English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 1: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 1: Student Journal
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Module 2: Working with Evidence

    In Module 2 of Grade 8, students will continue to develop their ability to closely read text while studying the theme of taking a stand. Students will read two speeches reflecting examples of real people taking a stand, then continue to study the theme as it is revealed in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Students will engage in a character study of Atticus by analyzing his actions and words, and what others say about him, to better understand him as a character. They will develop their argument writing skills through scaffolded writing lessons, culminating in a literary analysis essay in which they argue whether or not it made sense, based on Atticus's character, for him to have taken a stand and defended Tom Robinson. Students will form groups to create a Readers Theater montage in which they select one key quote; then they will select scenes from the novel that reveal the message of the quote.


    English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 2: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 2: Student Journal
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Module 3: Understanding Perspectives

    In Module 3 of Grade 8, students will study Japanese-American relations during World War II. They will consider the question “How does war affect individuals and societies?” as they read case studies about the plight of Japanese-Americans interned on American soil and American prisoners of war held captive in Japan during World War II. The central texts are Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and a short biography of Miné Okubo, a Japanese-American interned during the war. As students read both of these pieces of literary nonfiction, they will consider how the narrative structure can communicate real events in a compelling manner. Students will research Miné Okubo's life after internment; and for their final performance task, will write a narrative in which they tell the story of how she went from being made “invisible” during internment to becoming “visible” post-internment.


    English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 3: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 3: Student Journal
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Module 4: Research, Decision Making, and Forming Positions

    In Module 4 of Grade 8, students analyze arguments and the evidence used to support arguments to determine whether sufficient evidence has been used and whether the evidence is relevant in support of the claim an author or speaker is making. They then research to gather evidence to make their own spoken and written arguments. Students will read Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma (Young Reader's Edition), a literary non-fiction text about where food comes from and about making decisions about what food to buy and eat. They build background knowledge about what happens to food before it gets to the consumer, and engage in a robust research project in which they further investigate the consequences of each of the food chains. Students finish the module by writing a position paper explaining which of Michael Pollan's food chain they would choose to feed the U.S. and why, and creating a poster stating their position.


    English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 4: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    March 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 8 Module 4: Student Journal
    March 2016, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

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    GRADE 9

    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 9 Bundle
    Includes the Teacher Guides and Teacher Resource Books for all of the Grade 9 modules
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00

     

    Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Analyze

    In Module 1 of Grade 9, students read, discuss, and analyze contemporary and classic texts, focusing on how authors develop complex characters and central ideas and considering the effects of authors' structural choices on the texts. Students read Karen Russell's short story “St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke and Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. Students also participate in an unconventional study of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by considering representations of the play in other media, first in film via Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet and then in painting with Marc Chagall's “Romeo and Juliet.” Students examine key portions of the text through close reading, collaborative discussion, and writing to synthesize ideas.


    English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 1: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 1: Student Journal
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 2: Working with Evidence and Making Claims

    In Module 2 of Grade 9, students engage with literature and nonfiction texts that develop central ideas of guilt, obsession, and madness, among others. Students read Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Emily Dickinson's poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” the Greek tragedy Oedipus the King, and several nonfiction texts. Building on work with evidence-based analysis and debate, students will produce evidence-based claims to analyze the development of central ideas and text structure. Students will develop and strengthen their writing by revising and editing, and will refine their speaking and listening skills through discussion-based assessments.


    English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 2: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    January 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 2: Student Journal
    January 2016, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 3: Building and Communicating Knowledge through Research

    In Module 3 of Grade 9, students engage in an inquiry-based, iterative process for research. Building on work with evidence-based analysis in Modules 1 and 2 of Grade 9, students explore topics of interest, gather research, and generate an evidence-based perspective to ultimately write an informative/explanatory research paper that synthesizes and articulates their findings. Students use textual analysis to surface potential topics for research, and develop and strengthen their writing by revising and editing.


    English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 3: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    January 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 3: Student Journal
    January 2016, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 4: Understanding, Evaluating, and Writing Argument

    In Module 4 of Grade 9, students read, analyze and evaluate informational and argument writing and build, through focused instruction, the skills required to craft strong and well-supported argument writing of their own. Through the study of one central text—Sugar Changed the World—and integrating at critical points brief, supplementary texts that situate in the present day the central ideas, claims, and arguments that arise out of Sugar Changed the World, students learn to think of the products they use and consume everyday as part of a complex web of global production and trade that extends not only to distant lands but to the past as well.


    English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 4: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 9 Module 4: Student Journal
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

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    GRADE 10

    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 10 Bundle
    Includes the Teacher Guides and Teacher Resource Books for all of the Grade 10 modules
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00

     

    Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Analyze

    In Module 1 of Grade 10, students engage with literature and nonfiction texts, including poems, Ethan Canin's “The Palace Thief,” and chapters from Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and H. G. Bissinger's nonfiction text Friday Night Lights. They explore how complex characters develop through their interactions with each other, and how these interactions develop central ideas such as parental and communal expectations, self-perception and performance, and competition and learning from mistakes. This module also introduces foundational protocols and routines for reading, writing, and discussion that students will continue to build upon and strengthen throughout the year. Students develop close reading skills, strengthen their writing through revisions and editing, and refine their speaking and listening skills through discussion-based assessment and evidence based collaborative analysis.


    English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 1: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    December 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 1: Student Journal
    December 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 2: Using Rhetoric and Word Choice

    In Module 2 of Grade 10, students read, discuss, and analyze poems and informational texts focusing on how authors use rhetoric and word choice to develop ideas or claims about human rights. Students will also explore how the nonfiction authors develop arguments with claims, evidence, and reasoning. The texts in this module, including Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” Julia Alvarez's “A Genetics of Justice,” and Malala Yousafzai's “Address to the United Nations Youth Assembly,” offer rich opportunities to analyze authorial engagement with the struggle for human rights and to consider how an author's rhetorical choices advance purpose.


    English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 2: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 2: Student Journal
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 3: Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position

    In Module 3 of Grade 10, students engage in an inquiry-based, iterative process for research. Building on work with evidence-based analysis in Modules 1 and 2 of Grade 10, students explore topics that have multiple positions and perspectives by gathering and analyzing research based on vetted sources to establish a position of their own. Students first generate a written evidence-based perspective, which will serve as the early foundation of what will ultimately become a written research-based argument paper that synthesizes and articulates several claims with valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Students read and analyze sources to surface potential problem-based questions for research, and develop and strengthen their writing by revising and editing.


    English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 3: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    December 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 3: Student Journal
    December 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 4: Using Craft and Structure to Develop Characters and Idea

    In Module 4 of Grade 10, students read, discuss, and analyze nonfiction and dramatic texts, including E. B. White's “Death of a Pig,” William Shakespeare's Macbeth, and excerpts from The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli, focusing on how the authors convey and develop central ideas concerning imbalance, disorder, tragedy, mortality, and fate. Students also explore how texts are interpreted visually, both on screen and on canvas.


    English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 4: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 10 Module 4: Student Journal
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

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    GRADE 11

    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 11 Bundle
    Includes the Teacher Guides and Teacher Resource Books for all of the Grade 11 modules
    March 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00

     

    Module 1: Developing and Relating Elements of a Text

    In Module 1 of Grade 11, students read, discuss, and analyze literary and nonfiction texts focusing on how authors relate textual elements, such as plot, character, and central ideas, within a text. Students read Robert Browning's poem “My Last Duchess,” delve into Shakespeare's Hamlet, focusing on Hamlet's soliloquies, read an excerpt from Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, and analyze the relationship between Woolf's text and Hamlet's Ophelia.


    English Language Arts, Grade 11 Module 1: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    November 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 11 Module 1: Student Journal
    November 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 2: Using Figurative Language or Rhetoric

    In Module 2 of Grade 11, students read, discuss, and analyze literary and informational texts, focusing on how authors use word choice and rhetoric to develop ideas and advance their points of view and purposes. The texts in this module, including the first chapter of W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk, Booker T. Washington's “Atlanta Compromise Speech,” “An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” Audre Lorde's contemporary poem, “From the House of Yemanjá,” and Sherman Alexie's poem “How to Write the Great American Indian Novel,” represent varied voices, experiences, and perspectives, but are united by their shared exploration of the effects of prejudice and oppression on identity construction.


    English Language Arts, Grade 11 Module 2: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    December 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 11 Module 2: Student Journal
    November 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 3: Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position

    In Module 3 of Grade 11, students engage in an inquiry-based, iterative process for research. Building on work with evidence-based analysis in Modules 1 and 2 of Grade 11, students explore topics that have multiple positions and perspectives by gathering and analyzing research based on vetted sources to establish a position of their own. Students first generate a written evidence-based perspective, which will serve as the early foundation of what will ultimately become a written research-based argument paper. The research-based argument paper synthesizes and articulates several claims using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence to support the claims. Students read and analyze sources to surface potential problem-based questions for research, and develop and strengthen their writing by revising and editing.


    English Language Arts, Grade 11 Module 3: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 11 Module 3: Student Journal
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 4: Using Narrative Techniques to Craft Fiction Writing

    In Module 4 of Grade 11, students read, discuss, and analyze literary texts, including the short stories “On the Rainy River” by Tim O'Brien and “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich and Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, focusing on the authors' choices in developing and relating textual elements such as character development, point of view, and central ideas while also considering how a text's structure conveys meaning and creates aesthetic impact. Additionally, students learn and practice narrative writing techniques as they examine the techniques of the authors whose stories students analyze in the module.


    English Language Arts, Grade 11 Module 4: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    December 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 11 Module 4: Student Journal
    December 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

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    GRADE 12

    English Language Arts, Teacher's Grade 12 Bundle
    Includes the Teacher Guides and Teacher Resource Books for all of the Grade 12 modules
    January 2016, Paperback
    US $140.00

     

    Module 1: Reading and Writing Personal Narratives

    In Module 1 of Grade 12, students read, discuss, and analyze two nonfiction personal narratives, The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley and Silko's personal narrative essay, “Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit,” focusing on how the authors use structure, style, and content to craft narratives that develop complex experiences, ideas, and descriptions of individuals. Throughout the module, students learn, practice, and apply narrative writing skills to produce a complete personal essay suitable for use in the college application process.

     

    English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 1: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 1: Student Journal
    October 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 2: “There is Within and Without the Sound of Conflict”

    In Module 2 of Grade 12, students read and analyze two literary nonfiction texts, “Ideas Live On,” a speech that Benazir Bhutto delivered in 2007 and Henry David Thoreau's essay, “Civil Disobedience,” and a drama, William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, examining how the texts treat similar central ideas. Over the course of this module, students practice and refine their informative writing and speaking and listening skills.


    English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 2: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    November 2015, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 2: Student Journal
    November 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 3: Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position

    In Module 3 of Grade 12, students engage in an inquiry-based, iterative research process that serves as the basis of a culminating research-based argument paper. Building on work with evidence-based analysis in Modules 1 of 2 in Grade 12, students use a seed text to surface and explore issues that lend themselves to multiple positions and perspectives. This module fosters students' independent learning by decreasing scaffolds in key research lessons as students gather and analyze research based on vetted sources to establish a position of their own. Students first generate a written evidence-based perspective, which serves as the early foundation of what will ultimately become their research-based argument paper.


    English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 3: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    January 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 3: Student Journal
    December 2015, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

    Module 4: Analyzing the Interaction of Central Ideas and Character

    In Module 4 of Grade 12, students outline, analyze, and evaluate the argument that Michelle Alexander makes in The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, paying attention to her use of rhetoric to convey her ideas.


    English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 4: Teacher Set
    Includes Teacher Guide and Teacher Resource Book
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $35.00
    English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 4: Student Journal
    February 2016, Paperback
    US $6.95

     

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    Grades 9–12 Writing Units

    Argumentative, informative, and narrative writing have been identified as the three most important writing skills to master for college and career readiness. The lessons in these books help all students develop these key competencies.

    Each Writing Unit Teacher Guide includes complete lesson plans and handouts, correlation to the Common Core State Standards, model texts, vocabulary lists, rubrics, assessments, and suggestions for meeting the needs of all students.

    The Writing Unit Student Journals include handouts such as graphic organizers, worksheets, checklists, and models; fill-in pages for vocabulary lists, and writing exercises.

    Argument Writing

    Students learn how to write formal arguments by working collaboratively with their peers to examine argument models, plan for their writing, and gather evidence. Students will practice writing independently and engage in peer review to revise their work. They will learn to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. By the end of the unit, each student will have written a fully developed argument.


    English Language Arts, Argument Writing: Teacher Guide
    April 2016, Paperback
    US $32.95
    English Language Arts, Argument Writing: Student Journal
    April 2016, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Informative Writing

    Students learn how to write formal informative papers by working collaboratively with their peers to examine informative writing models, plan for their writing, and gather evidence. Students will practice writing independently and engage in peer review to revise their work. They will learn how to convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. By the end of the unit, each student will have written a fully developed informative paper.


    English Language Arts, Informative Writing: Teacher Guide
    April 2016, Paperback
    US $32.95
    English Language Arts, Informative Writing: Student Journal
    April 2016, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

    Narrative Writing

    Students learn how to write narratives by working collaboratively with their peers to examine narrative writing models, plan for their writing, and build their knowledge on the narrative topic. Students will practice writing independently and engage in peer review to revise their work. They will learn to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. By the end of the unit, each student will have written a fully developed narrative.


    English Language Arts, Narrative Writing: Teacher Guide
    April 2016, Paperback
    US $32.95
    English Language Arts, Narrative Writing: Student Journal
    April 2016, Paperback
    US $9.95

     

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