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Common Core Curriculum: English, Grades 9-12, 2nd Edition

Common Core Curriculum: English, Grades 9-12, 2nd Edition

Great Minds

ISBN: 978-1-118-81246-4

Apr 2014, Jossey-Bass

336 pages

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Common Core's English resources empower educators to meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) and build essential content knowledge for students in grades 9-12. Each grade in The Wheatley Portfolio features a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units that engage students in deep study of worthwhile texts and topics. Features of this book include:

  • Six thematic units for each grade, each centered on a curated collection of literary and informational texts
  • Focus standards for each unit that complement the topic and promote student mastery of essential literacy skills
  • Suggested texts and activities to incorporate science, art, and history into English instruction

This revised second edition includes a sample text study that guides students through a close read of an exemplary text, updated web resources, and refreshed suggested works. Educators who create their curriculum based on Common Core's Wheatley Portfolioguarantee that students are exposed to content-rich instruction and have ample opportunity to master the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills articulated in the CCSS for ELA.

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Foreword by Carol Jago vii

From the Writers xi

Introduction by Lynne Munson xiii

How to Use the Common Core Curriculum: English 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 39

Unit 5 Epic Poetry—Heroism 51

Unit 6 Literary Nonfiction—Reflection (the Memoir, the Essay, and the Speech) 61

Grade 10 71

Unit 1 World Literature: Latin and Central America 73

Unit 2 World Literature: Asia 87

Unit 3 World Literature: Africa and the Middle East 101

Unit 4 World Literature: Russia 115

Grade 11 127

Unit 1 The New World 129

Unit 2 A New Nation 139

Unit 3 American Romanticism 149

Unit 4 A Troubled Young Nation 161

Unit 5 Emerging Modernism 173

Unit 6 Challenges and Successes of the Twentieth Century 185

High School Research and the Senior Research Paper 197

Grade 12 199

Unit 1 European Literature: Middle Ages 201

Unit 2 European Literature: Renaissance and Reformation 215

Unit 3 European Literature: Seventeenth Century 225

Unit 4 European Literature: Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century 237

Unit 5 European Literature: Nineteenth Century 249

Unit 6 European Literature: Twentieth Century 263

Sample Text Study

First Inaugural Address by Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933 275

Appendix: Scoring Rubric 287

Who Is Common Core 289

Acknowledgments 291

Index of Suggested Works 293