Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston published

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  • Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar

    Created August 28, 2013
    Julia Alvarez, better resolution, In the Time of the Butterflies

    Set in the Dominican Republic during the rule of Rafael Trujillo, In the Time of the Butterflies fictionalizes historical figures (four Mirabal sisters, their parents, Trujillo himself, and his subordinates) in order to dramatize the Dominican people’s heroic efforts to overthrow this dictator’s brutal regime.

    EDSITEment and College-Readiness: Bolstering Literacy Skills across the Humanities

    Using EDSITEment’s lesson plan on Carl Sandburg’s Chicago as an example, this presentation demonstrates how teachers can build critical literacy skills across the disciplines through the analysis of primary historical documents and literary techniques.

    College and Career Readiness Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers

    Summer Reading for Teachers, Grades 9–10

    Stories │ Drama │ Poetry │ Informational Texts: English Language Arts │ Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects

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    College and Career Readiness Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers

    Summer Reading for Teachers, Grades 11 – College and Career Readiness

    StoriesDramaPoetryInformational Texts: English Language ArtsInformational Texts: History/Social Studies │ Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects

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    (L) – Lesson │ (W) – Website │ (B) – Blog │ (P) – Prezi │
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    Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" published

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    Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf drowns herself at age 59

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    American author John Updike born

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    Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Regions

    The products of this NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers offers a wealth of curricular plans and interactive ideas for the classroom. Topics cover a variety of disciplines: history, geography,  literature, religion, art, and environmental studies for every grade level.