Common Core Curriculum: English, Grades 9-12by Common Core Curriculum
The Wheatley Portfolio
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/b>… See more details below
The Wheatley Portfolio
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:
- Four to 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 Portfolio guarantee 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.
On the Cover: Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (1483–1520), The School of Athens, 1510–1512, Fresco. Photo: Scala / Art Resource, NY
How is learning connected to the past? Common Core takes advantage of every opportunity to build students' cultural literacy. That is why the cover of each book we publish is illustrated with an important work of painting, sculpture, or architecture. We select images that we know students will love to look at again and again. These works relate to ideas taken up in the book. This fresco was painted by Raphael, considered alongside Michelangelo and da Vinci to be among the most accomplished painters of the High Renaissance. The work depicts a fictional gathering of ancient Greek philosophers—presided over by Plato and Aristotle, at center. The painting is a beautiful reminder that high school marks the start of what should be a lifelong project: understanding the breadth and depth of knowledge that has come before us.
Common Core, Inc. (commoncore.org) is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to advocate for a content-rich liberal arts education in America's K–12 schools. To improve education in America, Common Core creates curriculum materials, conducts professional development, and also promotes programs, policies, and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that provide students with challenging, rigorous instruction in the full range of liberal arts and sciences. Common Core, Inc. is not affiliated with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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- Common Core English: The Wheatley Portfolio Series
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