English Language Arts/Literacy

UNITS
The units included here have been reviewed by experts using rigorous protocols and have been found to be in alignment with the CCSS. The effectiveness of any individual unit will depend on the relationship of the unit to your yearlong curriculum plan. These units may be used as models or adapted for use in your district, school, or classroom.

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LESSON PLANS

The lesson plans included here have been reviewed by experts using rigorous protocols and have been found to be in alignment with the CCSS. The effectiveness of any individual lesson plan will depend upon its relationship to the unit of instruction and the yearlong curriculum plan. These lesson plans may be used as models or adapted for use in your classroom.

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TOOLS FOR USE IN THE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

The short assessments included here have been reviewed by experts using rigorous protocols and have been found to be in alignment with CCSS. The effectiveness of any assessment will depend upon its relationship to the unit of instruction and the objectives it is designed to assess. These short assessments may be used as models or adapted for use in your school, grade level team, or classroom.

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Resources
Materials found here will enhance your understanding of the standards. You will also find useful materials for the classroom.

TeachFest Connecticut: Summer Academy

The text-complexity and vocabulary analyses you see below examine the meaning, structure, language, prior knowledge requirements, and the vocabulary demands of over 150 texts for grades K-12.  These analyses were created by teachers from across the state of Connecticut who came together for a state-sponsored PD event in July 2014 known as TeachFest: Summer Academy.

You can use them to help understand texts at a deeper level prior to instruction, and to guide the creation of text-dependent questions and writing tasks.

ELA
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Other Content Areas
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