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Common Core Standards:
English Language Arts - Sample Units

 

Common Core Curriculum Maps

Common Core Curriculum Maps- Gates Foundation
http://commoncore.org/maps/membership/samples
 

Close reading exemplars (achievethecore.org)

To be college and career ready, students need to be able to read sufficiently complex texts on their own and gather evidence, knowledge, and insight from those texts, hence the term close reading. These close reading exemplars intend to model how teachers can support their students as they undergo the kind of careful reading the Common Core State Standards require.

Each exemplar features the following: readings tasks in which students are asked to read and reread passages and respond to a series of text dependent questions; vocabulary and syntax tasks which linger over noteworthy or challenging words and phrases; discussion tasks in which students are prompted to use text evidence and refine their thinking; and writing tasks that assess student understanding of the text.

Grade 3 - “Because of Winn-Dixie”

Grade 3 - “The Fisherman and his Wife”

Grade 6 - “The Making of a Scientist”

Grade 6 - “The Great Fire”

Grade 7 - “The Adventures of Tom Sawyers”

Grade 7 - “Farewell to Manzanar” and “Unbroken”

Grade 8 - “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”

Grade 8 - “The Long Night of the Little Boats”

Grade 8 - “The Words We Live By”

Grades 9-10 - “Gettysburg Address”

Grades 11-12 - “Living Like Weasels”

   

Sample Units from MAISA (http://gomaisa.org/ela-ccrs-materials)

From The Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA). MAISA is comprised of superintendents and administrators representing 57 intermediate school districts.

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Kindergarten Opinion Writing: Letter Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Kindergarten Opinion Writing: Letter Unit Lessons and Resources

   

From The Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA). MAISA is comprised of superintendents and administrators representing 57 intermediate school districts. (http://gomaisa.org/ela-ccrs-materials)

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Kindergarten Opinion Writing: Letter Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Kindergarten Opinion Writing: Letter Unit Lessons and Resources

First Grade

First Grade Opinion Writing: Letter Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

First Grade Opinion Writing: Letter Unit Lessons and Resources

Second Grade

Second Grade Opinion Writing: Using the Power of Review Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Second Grade Opinion Writing: Using the Power of Reviews Unit Lessons and Resources

Third Grade

Third Grade Personal Essay Opinion Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Third Grade Personal Essay Opinion Unit Lessons and Resources

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Literary Essay Opinion Unit Overview

Fourth Grade Personal Essay Opinion Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Fourth Grade Literary Essay Opinion Unit Lessons and Resources

Fourth Grade Personal Essay Opinion Unit Lessons and Resources

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Literary Essay Opinion Unit Overview

Fifth Grade Personal Essay Opinion Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Fifth Grade Literary Essay Opinion Unit Lessons and Resources

Fifth Grade Personal Essay Opinion Unit Lessons and Resources

Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade Building an Argument: Letter of Complaint Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Sixth Grade Building an Argument: Letter of Complaint Unit Lessons and Resources

Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade Writing the Argument: Proposal Essay Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Seventh Grade Writing the Argument: Proposal Essay Unit Lessons and Resources

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Writing the Argument: Op-Ed Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Eighth Grade Writing the Argument: Op-Ed Unit Lessons and Resources

Ninth Grade

Ninth Grade Writing the Argument: Personal Essay Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Ninth Grade Writing the Argument: Personal Essay Unit Lessons and Resources

Tenth Grade

Tenth Grade Writing the Argument: Op-Ed Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Eleventh Grade Writing the Argument: Editorial Unit Lessons and Resources

Eleventh Grade

Eleventh Grade Writing the Argument: Editorial Unit Overview

Sample Lessons and Resources

Eleventh Grade Writing the Argument: Editorial Unit Lessons and Resources

Twelfth Grade

Twelfth Grade Writing the Argument: Social Commentary Overview