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Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts, Grades 9-12

ISBN: 978-1-118-15761-9
288 pages
October 2011, Jossey-Bass
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The first books to present specific guidance for teaching the Common Core State Standards

Forty-three states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands have signed on to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The need for curriculum guides to assist teachers in helping students meet these standards has become imperative. Created by teachers, for teachers, the research-based curriculum maps in this book present a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units for teaching the skills outlined in the CCSS for English language arts in Grades 9-12. Teachers can use the maps to plan their year and craft their own more detailed lesson plans.

  • Each grade is broken down into six units that include focus standards, suggested works, sample activities and assessments, lesson plans, and more
  • The maps address every standard in the CCSS, yet are flexible and adaptable to accommodate diverse teaching styles

Any teacher, school, or district that chooses to follow the Common Core maps can be confident that they are adhering to the standards.

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Foreword by Carol Jago vii

Written by Teachers, for Teachers xi

Introduction by Lynne Munson xiii

How to Use the Common Core Curriculum Maps xvii

Grade 9 1

Unit 1 Literary Elements and the Short Story 3

Unit 2 The Novel—Honor 13

Unit 3 Poetry—Beauty 23

Unit 4 Drama—Fate 37

Unit 5 Epic Poetry—Heroism 47

Unit 6 Literary Nonfiction—Reflection (the Memoir, the Essay, and the Speech) 57

Grade 10 67

Unit 1 World Literature: Latin and Central America 69

Unit 2 World Literature: Asia 81

Unit 3 World Literature: Africa and the Middle East 95

Unit 4 World Literature: Russia 107

Grade 11 119

Unit 1 The NewWorld 121

Unit 2 A New Nation 129

Unit 3 American Romanticism 139

Unit 4 A Troubled Young Nation 151

Unit 5 Emerging Modernism 163

Unit 6 Challenges and Successes of the Twentieth Century 173

Grade 12 185

Unit 1 European Literature: Middle Ages 187

Unit 2 European Literature: Renaissance and Reformation 201

Unit 3 European Literature: Seventeenth Century 211

Unit 4 European Literature: Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century 221

Unit 5 European Literature: Nineteenth Century 231

Unit 6 European Literature: Twentieth Century 243

Appendix: Scoring Rubric 255

About Common Core 257

Acknowledgments 259

Index of Suggested Works 261

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Common Core is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to advocate for a content-rich liberal arts education in America's K-12 schools. To improve education in America, Common Core creates curriculum tools and also promotes programs, policies, and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that provide students with challenging, rigorous instruction in the full range of liberal arts and sciences. Common Core is not affiliated with the Common Core State Standards Initiative. For more information, go to www.commoncore.org.

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