Common Core Curriculum: English, Grades 6-8

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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 6-8. 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:

  • Six thematic units for each grade, ...
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Overview

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 6-8. 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:

  • 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 Portfolioguarantee 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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Carol Jago v

From the Writers ix

Introduction by Lynne Munson xi

How to Use the Common Core Curriculum: English xv

Grade 6 1

Unit 1 I Won’t Grow Up 3

Unit 2 Folklore: A Blast from the Past 13

Unit 3 Embracing Heritage 25

Unit 4 Courageous Characters 35

Unit 5 Figure It Out 47

Unit 6 Winging It 59

Grade 7 69

Unit 1 Characters with Character 71

Unit 2 Perseverance 83

Unit 3 Courage in Life and in Literature 97

Unit 4 Survival in the Wild 111

Unit 5 Science or Fiction? 121

Unit 6 Literature Reflects Life: Making Sense of Our World 131

Grade 8 141

Unit 1 Urban Settings in America: “It Happened in the City” 143

Unit 2 Rural Settings in North America: “It Happened in the Country” 153

Unit 3 Looking Back on America 165

Unit 4 Authors and Artists 179

Unit 5 Dramatically Speaking 193

Unit 6 “The Road Not Taken” 203

Sample Text Study

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare 215

Acknowledgments 224

Who Is Common Core 225

Index of Suggested Works 227

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