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English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 1: Reading and Writing Personal Narratives, Teacher Guide



English Language Arts, Grade 12 Module 1: Reading and Writing Personal Narratives, Teacher Guide

PCG Education

ISBN: 978-1-119-12429-0 November 2015 Jossey-Bass 504 Pages


Paths to College and Career

Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country. Originally developed for EngageNY and written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require, Paths to College and Career includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies and other classroom resources.

Paths to College and Career is a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts. 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, and expand their academic vocabulary. 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 students.

This enhanced curriculum provides teachers with freshly designed Teacher Guides that make the curriculum more accessible and flexible, a Teacher Resource Book for each module that includes all of the materials educators need to manage instruction, and Student Journals that give students learning tools for each module and a single place to organize and document their learning.

As the creators of the Paths ELA curriculum for grades 6–12, PCG Education provides a professional learning program that ensures the success of the curriculum. The program includes:

  • Nationally recognized professional development from an organization that has been immersed in the new standards since their inception.
  • Blended learning experiences for teachers and leaders that enrich and extend the learning.
  • A train-the-trainer program that builds capacity and provides resources and individual support for embedded leaders and coaches.

Paths offers schools and districts a unique approach to ensuring college and career readiness for all students, providing state-of-the-art curriculum and state-of-the-art implementation.

About PCG Education vii

What Is Paths to College and Career? ix

Curriculum Maps xvii

Grade 12 Curriculum Map xix

ELA Curriculum: Grades 9–12 Curriculum Map xlix

Module Overview 1

Unit 1 14

Unit Overview "I'm for truth, no matter who tells it." 14

Lesson 1 25

Lesson 2 36

Lesson 3 45

Lesson 4 57

Lesson 5 68

Lesson 6 83

Lesson 7 93

Lesson 8 105

Lesson 9 116

Lesson 10 128

Lesson 11 141

Lesson 12 154

Lesson 13 164

Lesson 14 178

Lesson 15 184

Lesson 16 195

Lesson 17 205

Lesson 18 216

Lesson 19 226

Lesson 20 234

Lesson 21 243

Lesson 22 254

Lesson 23 264

Lesson 24 275

Lesson 25 283

Lesson 26 295

Lesson 27 306

Lesson 28 313

Unit 2 321

Unit Overview "Remember the stories, the stories will help you be strong." 321

Lesson 1 327

Lesson 2 335

Lesson 3 344

Lesson 4 354

Lesson 5 366

Lesson 6 374

Unit 3 381

Unit Overview Crafting a Personal Narrative Essay 381

Lesson 1 386

Lesson 2 393

Lesson 3 402

Lesson 4 410

Lesson 5 417

Lesson 6 424

Lesson 7 429

Module Performance Assessment 435