What is included with this book?
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 6-8.
In this thorougly updated second edition:
Any teacher, school, or district that chooses to follow the Common Core maps can be confident that they are adhering to the standards.
Written by Teachers, for Teachers
Introduction (Lynne Munson)
How to Use the Common Core Curriculum Maps
Unit 1 I Won't Grow Up
Unit 2 Folklore: A Blast from the Past
Unit 3 Embracing Heritage
Unit 4 Courageous Characters
Unit 5 Figure It Out
Unit 6 Winging It
Unit 1 Characters with Character
Unit 2 Perseverance
Unit 3 Courage in Life and in Literature
Unit 4 Survival in the Wild
Unit 5 Science or Fiction?
Unit 6 Literature Reflects Life: Making Sense of Our World
Unit 1 Urban Settings in America: ″It Happened in the City″
Unit 2 Rural Settings in North America: ″It Happened in the Country″
Unit 3 Looking Back on America
Unit 4 Authors and Artists
Unit 5 Dramatically Speaking
Unit 6 ″The Road Not Taken″
About Common Core
Index of Suggested Works