For those teaching American Literature, British Literature, and more . . .

I’ve updated (11/03/2012) to remove broken links to old QCC-based lesson plans and direct educators to the current CCGPS-based units in American literature. There are four thematic units in all, but you will also find unit, assignment, and assessment ideas for 9th and 10th grade literature and composition, British literature, World literature, and Multicultural Literature.

Georgia’s Common Core-Aligned ELA Unit Resources

Please visit the Georgia DOE’s Georgia Standards site for the most up-to-date, CCGPS-aligned lesson plans for grades 9-12.

Though I would still modify much, including the thematic unit titles, the model units present an abundance of helpful complementery informational and literary texts (with links!) and instructional strategies and ideas. I’ve only linked to American and British Literature units because the Multicultural units only repeat what you will find there.

American Literature

Unit 1: Reading focus: Literary; Extended text: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible; Theme: Fear and Persecution in Early American Literature
Unit 2: Reading focus: Informational; Extended text: Henry Thoreau’s Walden; Theme: The Individual versus Society
Unit 3: Reading focus: Literary; Extended text: F. Scott Fitzerald’s The Great Gatsby; Theme: The Aftermath of Destruction: Reconstructing the American Dream
Unit 4: Reading focus: Information; Extended text: Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner’s Freakonomics; Theme: Modern Times, Modern Issues

British Literature

Unit 1: Reading focus: Literary; Extended text: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth; Theme: A Royal Mess: An Examination of the Lives, Scandals, and Impact of Britain’s Most Notorious and Noteworthy Kings and Queens
Unit 2: Reading focus: Information; Extended text: Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare: The World as Stage; Theme: The World as Stage: How Art Imitates Life
Unit 3: Reading focus: Literary; Extended text: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Theme: Good and Evil in Literature
Unit 4: Reading focus: Informational; Extended text: Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman; Theme: The Language of Our Lives

Virtual Library of Conceptual Units

For even more great ideas, you will want to visit Smagorinsky’s Virtual Library of Conceptual Units. You won’t leave disappointed.

Happy planning

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6 Responses to For those teaching American Literature, British Literature, and more . . .

  1. Tressa says:

    I would just like to thank you for your tip… I am a brand new language arts teacher in Wisconsin. As I flounder my way through my first year of teaching American Lit – anything that is easing the weight of inventing all of my lessons from scratch is, quite frankly, a godsend… I hope your teaching year is going well! Thank you again for incredibly helpful tip!

  2. Cecilia Lozano says:

    This is my first year to teach American lit and I need help. I’l like to do it thematically, but I know that it is usually taught chronolocially. Any help will be appreciated. I am now to the period between 1820-1880. thanks,

  3. Christian says:

    I think your link to the old QCC plans has been deactivated itself…do you still have that link anywhere? I’m interested…

  4. Kathy McIntyre says:

    Thank you. I am returning to the classroom after many years, so this will help me so much.
    Kathy

  5. Bonnie Guarino says:

    Hi, I am not able to connect to the American Lit. lesson plans…do you still have the link.

    Thanks,
    Bonnie

  6. gateacher says:

    So, it seems this link has finally been deactivated. Sorry, all! I’ve updated to redirect all to the GPS site with model units aligned to the new CCGPS. See above!

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