ELA Curriculum Review

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English Department
Today’s PresenTaTion: a Two acT show
 How the new standards impact our work
 Internal changes
 The college essay
Act I – Change
Based on the new standards students must:
analyze different aspects of a given text to include central idea, style elements,
character and plot development, and vocabulary;
write from sources by crafting a cogent argument, synthesizing a claim and
anticipating a counterclaim using multiple sources;
perform a close reading and analyze how an author uses a writing strategy to
develop the central idea.
Reading for Informational Text and Literature:
Key ideas/details
Integration of knowledge/ideas
Range of reading/level of text complexity
CCR Anchor Standards for Writing:
Argumentative, informative/explanatory, and narrative
Regents’ as an exit exam
Course Sequences:
Elimination of 11H
Students self-select to challenge
Synthesis of 10H and 10-11H
Afford more opportunities to advance
Create a vertical alignment for Pre-AP
Upgrade courses – English 12R – A survey of British literature
 Reframe Writing Benchmarks
 Implement new units from summer curriculum writing projects
The Work in Progress
Romeo and Juliet relocated
Othello moved in
Odysseus landed in GC
Students experience a cultural revolution
17th century philosopher supports Lord of the Flies
Short works connect the world by authors’ cultures.
Writing Benchmarks line up
Act II
The College Essay
The nuts and bolts:
Good writing is good writing
process vs product (purpose)
Make the invisible visible:
• Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they
believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then
Please share your story.
• Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and
What lessons did you learn?
• Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would
You make the same decision again?
• Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or
Experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?
• Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition
From childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.
The end…
Common Core State
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