Looking for a comprehenive, unit-based, CCSS lesson plan template? Here it is! Download the document, fill in/modify the fields with thematically appropriate fiction and nonfiction texts, media clips, projects, etc. The duration of the lessons can range from a day to several weeks. Brainstorm with colleagues about cross-curricular connnections of a theme and split up responsibilities for a "departmentalized" approach.
Look for units that I'm developing via the template for elementary thematic units. They will be cross-curricular and Core aligned!