Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1.a - Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

1: Environment and Cycles

Unit 1: The Wanderer
Lesson 3: Juggling
Unit 2: The People of Sparks
Lesson 5: Roamers
Lesson 8: Unfairness
Final Project: Wars and Plagues or A New Environment
Unit 3: Short Stories
Lesson 1: The Good Deed
Lesson 3: The Dog of Pompeii
Lesson 4: Rip Van Winkle
Lesson 6: Women in Short Stories
Final Project: Writing a Short Story

2: Force and Power

Unit 1: Bull Run
Lesson 1: Background on the Civil War
Lesson 2: Pink and Say
Lesson 3: Joining the Ranks
Lesson 4: Ready for Battle
Lesson 5: Nerves
Lesson 6: The Battle Begins
Lesson 7: Fleeing and Death
Final Project: Argumentative Essay
Unit 3: Number the Stars
Lesson 4: In Hiding
Lesson 7: Run!

3: Change

Unit 1: Tuck Everlasting
Lesson 1: Getting Ready
Final Project: A Debate
Unit 2: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Lesson 6: Uncle Hammer
Lesson 8: Taking a Stand
Unit 3: The Giver
Lesson 2: Baby Gabriel
Lesson 3: The Ceremony of Twelve
Lesson 7: Pain
Lesson 9: Rosemary
Final Project: The Final Chapter

4: Systems and Interaction

Unit 1: Esperanza Rising
Lesson 1: Tragedy in Mexico
Lesson 10: Together
Lesson 7: Dust Storm
Unit 2: The Tree That Time Built
Lesson 7: Birds
Lesson 9: Preservation
Unit 3: Secret of the Andes
Lesson 3: People Below
Final Project: Narrative Essay