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Paths to College and Career (Tennessee-Public)

A Comprehensive English Language Arts Curriculum for Grades 6–12

Paths to College and Career program was developed from the ground up to address the Tennessee Academic Standards and reflects a deep understanding of the standards and assessments.

Each grade level includes four primary modules, and each module consists of up to three units with a set of lesson plans. The modules ground students' application and mastery of the standards within the analysis of complex text. The standards assessed and addressed in each module specifically support the study of the module text(s), and include standards in all four domains: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language.

Modules are arranged in units comprised of one or more texts. The texts in each module share common elements in relation to genre, authors' craft, text structure, or central ideas. Each unit in a module builds upon the skills and knowledge students develop in the preceding unit(s). The number of lessons in a unit varies based on the length of the text(s). Each lesson is designed to span one class period, but may extend beyond that time frame depending on student needs.


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Taken as a whole, these modules are designed to give teachers concrete strategies to address the "instructional shifts" required by the Tennessee Academic Standards.

The video provides instruction on navigating the content within the program and demonstrates how the program meets the evaluation criteria.

The Paths to College and Career materials are available only for review purposes through June 30, 2026 by selecting the links for each grade level.

These materials are copyright protected and prohibited from commercial use.

 

 

 

 

 


Grade 6   |   Grade 7   |   Grade 8   |   Grade 9   |   Grade 10   |   Grade 11   |   Grade 12


Grade 6

Module 1   |   Module 2   |   Module 3   |   Module 4

Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn

Student Journal: Grade 6 | Module 1

Module 2: Working with Evidence

Student Journal: Grade 6 | Module 2

Module 3: Understanding Perspectives

Student Journal: Grade 6 | Module 3

Module 4: Research, Decision Making, and Forming Positions

Student Journal: Grade 6 | Module 4

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Grade 7

Module 1   |   Module 2   |   Module 3   |   Module 4

Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn

Student Journal: Grade 7 | Module 1

Module 2: Working with Evidence

Student Journal: Grade 7 | Module 2

Module 3: Understanding Perspectives

Student Journal: Grade 7 | Module 3

Module 4: Reading and Research

Student Journal: Grade 7 | Module 4

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Grade 8

Module 1   |   Module 2   |   Module 3   |   Module 4

Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Learn

Student Journal: Grade 8 | Module 1

Module 2: Working with Evidence

Student Journal: Grade 8 | Module 2

Module 3: Understanding Perspectives

Student Journal: Grade 8 | Module 3

Module 4: Research, Decision Making, and Forming Positions

Student Journal: Grade 8 | Module 4

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Grade 9

Module 1   |   Module 2   |   Module 3   |   Module 4

Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Analyze

Student Journal: Grade 9 | Module 1

Module 2: Working with Evidence and Making Claims

Student Journal: Grade 9 | Module 2

Module 3: Building and Communicating Knowledge through Research

Student Journal: Grade 9 | Module 3

Module 4: Understanding, Evaluating, and Writing Argument

Student Journal: Grade 9 | Module 4

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Grade 10

Module 1   |   Module 2   |   Module 3   |   Module 4

Module 1: Reading Closely and Writing to Analyze

Student Journal: Grade 10 | Module 1

Module 2: Using Rhetoric and Word Choice

Student Journal: Grade 10 | Module 2

Module 3: Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position

Student Journal: Grade 10 | Module 3

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

Student Journal: Grade 10 | Module 4

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Grade 11

Module 1   |   Module 2   |   Module 3   |   Module 4

Module 1: Developing and Relating Elements of a Text

Student Journal: Grade 11 | Module 1

Module 2: Using Figurative Language or Rhetoric

Student Journal: Grade 11 | Module 2

Module 3: Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position

Student Journal: Grade 11 | Module 3

Module 4: Using Narrative Techniques to Craft Fiction Writing

Student Journal: Grade 11 | Module 4

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Grade 12

Module 1   |   Module 2   |   Module 3   |   Module 4

Module 1: Reading and Writing Personal Narratives

Student Journal: Grade 12 | Module 1

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

Student Journal: Grade 12 | Module 2

Module 3: Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position

Student Journal: Grade 12 | Module 3

Module 4: Analyzing the Interaction of Central Ideas and Character

Student Journal: Grade 12 | Module 4

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