Curriculum map created for a Latin American literature course.
Course description: The goal of this course is to introduce students to major literary topics and themes within a variety of Latin American nations and cultures. Students discuss and
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Literature
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Syllabi, Elective Course Proposals, Cultural Activities
Common Core aligned PowerPoint lesson for Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate. Chapter 1
Includes vocabulary, Aim, Do Now, discussion questions and anticipation guide/questions.
Higher order questions
A 45-50 minute lesson for Claude McKay's Poem, "America".
The lesson includes a mini-lesson, vocabulary with pictures and examples, checkpoints and differentiated questions. All questions are higher-order and aligned to Common Core Standards.
Analysis of Old Major's speech in the novel, Animal Farm. In this lesson, students are asked to analyze the author's use of rhetorical devices/appeals in order to convey or strengthen an argument.
The lesson includes:
CCLS aligned PPT lesson on chpt 1 of the novel. Focus on characterization, setting and central idea. Original ppt created for a Latin American li/culture course, so discussion questions on machismo are also included.
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
10th, 11th, 12th
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Analysis of John Proctor's character
Vocabulary words with slides
Definition of tragic hero and anti-hero
Group work and discussion
A full 45-50 minute lesson on Tennessee Williams' essay, "A Streetcar Named Success". The essay is usually found before his play, A Streetcar Named Desire.
The lesson includes: Aim, DoNow (pre-reading activity), mini-lesson and differentiated
Figurative Language Lesson Plan
45-50 minute lesson
Aim, essential questions, activity, higher order thinking questions, and differentiated activities. Also includes quick mini-lesson on figurative language.
Lesson is aligned with Common Core
High School English lesson plan focusing on oppression in Latino communities. Students will read poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca and an excerpt from Judith Ortiz Cofer's essay. Discussion questions that are differentiated based on skill level included.
PPT Presentations for Jan-August including differentiated instruction for students ENLs or students with IEPs. Language mirrors the NYS Regents exam and Common Core learning standards. ( can be easily edited )
Each month will focus on the author's
Introductory lesson on argumentative writing. Students will read a sample essay and focus on the argumentative structure ( claim, evidence, counterclaim, refutation) and assess the essay's effectiveness.