Common Core English, Grades 9-12

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 4/7/2014
  • Publisher: 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.

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

 In this thorougly updated second edition:

  • Referenced out of print books have been exchanged with newer titles
  • Several web resources have been changed or updated
  • A sample text study is now included

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

Table of Contents

Foreword (Carol Jago)

Written by Teachers, for Teachers

Introduction by Lynne Munson

How to Use the Common Core Curriculum Maps  

Grade 9

1 Literary Elements and the Short Story

2 The Novel—Honor

3 Poetry—Beauty

4 Drama—Fate

5 Epic Poetry—Heroism

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

Grade 10

1 World Literature: Latin and Central America

2 World Literature: Asia

3 World Literature: Africa and the Middle East

4 World Literature: Russia

Grade 11

1 The New World

2 A New Nation

3 American Romanticism

4 A Troubled Young Nation

5 Emerging Modernism

6 Challenges and Successes of the Twentieth Century

High Shool Research and the Senior Research Paper

Grade 12

1 European Literature: Middle Ages

2 European Literature: Renaissance and Reformation

3 European Literature: Seventeenth Century

4 European Literature: Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century

5 European Literature: Nineteenth Century

6 European Literature: Twentieth Century

Appendix: Scoring Rubric

Text Study: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address

About Common Core


Index of Suggested Works

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