Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10 - Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

1: Semester 1

Unit 1: The Pearl
Lesson 10: Writing a Parable
Lesson 9: Parables
Unit 2: A Girl Named Disaster
Lesson 10: A Rude Awakening
Lesson 11: Out with the Old
Lesson 3: A Visit with the Muvuki
Lesson 5: Lake Coabora Bassa
Lesson 7: Baboons
Lesson 8: Survival
Lesson 9: The Leopard
Unit 3: The Hobbit
Final Project: Responding to Literature
Unit 4: A Single Shard
Lesson 11: Relationships
Lesson 3: Hard Work
Lesson 5: The Royal Emissary
Final Project: Comparison and Contrast Writing
Unit 5: Independent Study
Lesson 1: Independent Study Introduction
Lesson 2: Bias and Propaganda
Lesson 3: Starting Your Research
Lesson 4: Finding Information
Lesson 5: Writing the Essay
Lesson 6: Presentation

2: Semester 2

Unit 2: Tales from the Middle Ages
Lesson 10: Point of View
Lesson 4: Special Delivery
Unit 3: The Prince and the Bard
Lesson 4: Earth and Other Planets
Lesson 5: Making Friends on Earth
Lesson 6: Saying Goodbye
Final Project: Love Letters