Having clearly mapped out units for the school year is critical in my practice, but I never quite found the right map to match my style and personality as a teacher. This curriculum map was designed by me, at the time, a 10-year veteran teacher, who decided to quit her comfortable job and take a new job closer to home. I created this map to help me navigate two brand new courses (English 1 and English 3) with the language, goals, and through processes that I felt comfortable with.
You may find this map has language that you and/or your school doesn't use. At this time, the product is not editable, but I do have plans for a future, more involved (paid) product that will have more editing capabilities, a terminology glossary, examples, and more. For now, this is a freebie and I hope it can help you!
When designing the map, I had a few important things in mind:
1. Backward planning. You'll see that the assessments are a HUGE part of this map and they are what I need to have decided on long before I start writing individual lessons.
2. Personal Journaling. You'll see at the bottom of each page I've included some self-challenges. These are things that I want to keep in mind during the unit, no matter how chaotic and hectic things get!
3. Vocabulary. Teaching content related vocabulary is critical for me as an English teacher. I use a whole lot of tools to teach this, but mainly it's my Vocabulary Workbook Bell Ringers
that I use each unit with new words.
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Hi! I'm Amanda, the teacher-author behind the store Mud and Ink Teaching. I teach high school English in the Chicago suburbs. It is my mission to create and deliver challenging and creative lessons that allow YOU to get back to the adventurous, delicious, and exciting life of yours!
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