Isolate, then integrate--that is how you deal with CC.
Elements of fiction in a wonderful progression with lots of high-leverage practice.
Includes two scaffolded essay exercises at the end of the progression and a key.
Run your kids through these exercises, and they will destroy the competition when it comes to high stakes testing.
I don't literarily mean they will destroy the competition. They will do well, and no one will get hurt.
I'll help you if you need help getting going.
This will drastically increase your efficiency when doing literary instruction.
I have a poetry progression and drama section if anyone is interested.