Contemporary Literature Full Semester Curriculum Project-Based

Contemporary Literature Full Semester Curriculum Project-Based
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This full curriculum includes all of my contemporary unit bundles in one! These units provide an excellent mix of comprehension, text analysis, ELA skill-building, and deeper learning about how contemporary literature represents our current society. There is a heavy emphasis on engaging texts, creative summative assessments, and both individual and collaborative learning.

Whether you are new to project-based learning or a seasoned professional, these unit plans provide clear instructions on how to make sure your students always know the bigger picture of what they are learning. This is an excellent curriculum to re-engage students with new, fresh texts and would be ideal for both struggling readers and students who might usually dislike English class.

Please see links at the bottom for each unit description and preview images.

Major texts include:
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
”All That is Lost Shall Be Found”

Looking For Alaska by John Green
”Escaping the Labyrinth”

And Every Morning on the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
”Mind Maps and Memories”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
”Curious Echos of Another”

Shorter texts include (but can be easily substituted):
David Sedaris non-fiction essays (“The Santaland Diaries” and “Us and Them”)
”I Like Your Style”

Short Stories (“The Case of Four and Twenty Blackbirds” and “Crossing the River No Name”)
”Spiced Up Stories”

Dystopian literature circle texts include (but can be easily substituted)
Unwind by Neal Schusterman
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Legend by Marie Lu
Matched by Ally Condie
”Power and Propaganda: When it All Goes Wrong”

Media Texts include (but can be easily substituted):
Serial podcast episode 1
The West Wing “Isaac and Ishmael”
”Storytelling Exists Off the Page”

All components delivered as pdfs (in a zip file). All are linked to working google docs for easily editable versions of all documents (simply make a copy and edit!)
Total Pages
176 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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