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Concept English Philosophy

Concept English believes teachers should adapt units of instruction to meet the needs of their specific students. Teachers work from our Curriculum Maps and adapt our Master Units (located in SIS) which are based on our maps/scope and sequence. Teachers add  texts, activities, strategies and assessments to engage students in meaningful ways to master the standards and  enhance the reading of our Anchor Texts. Within the framework of Understanding By Design we work backward from the outcomes/standards targeted.

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Concept English Advisory

In 2016 Concept English created a volunteer Advisory Board to communicate and model our curriculum philosophy.  

2016/2017 Curriculum Maps for Concept English 6 – 12th Grade Core Classes

6thMapEnglish2016-2017

7thMapEnglish2016-2017

8thMapEnglish2016-2017

9thEnglish2016-2017

10thEnglish2016-2017

11thEnglish2016-2017 

12thEnglish2016-2017

SeniorResearchPaperPresentationRequirement2016

Elective Curriculum Maps – Reading & Writing Workshop, Speech & Journalism, and College & Career Composition will be posted by June 3, 2016.  Teachers interested in teaching an English Elective must submit a syllabus, scope and sequence, and the unit resources they will be using for approval.

ReadingWritingWorkshop9th2016-2017    (9th Grade, English I Companion Course)

SpeechDebateSemester 2016-2017  (10th Grade, Semester 1)

Journalism-Debate 2016-2017 (10th Grade, Semester 2)

CollegeandCareerCompositionMap12thgrade  (12th Grade

Research Scope and Sequence

Research

The following are interviews with each member as they discuss how they approach using our curriculum maps.

 

 

 

Recommend Grading Policy % English  
Homework

10–15

Classwork

15–20

Bell-Work

0–5

Participation

5–10

Test

15–20

Quiz

5–10

Project

5–10

Essay

10–15

Notebook 5–10
   

Concept English has developed Master Curriculum Units that appear in our SIS system.  Schools are making the transition beginning this year from Treasures and Prentice Hall Literature to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys and Collections:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video – HMH Journeys

Journeys Grade Level Overview

Video – HMH Collections

Collections Program Overview

Concept English Master Curriculum can be found in our SIS systemEach grade level file includes a file titled “Concept Unit/Lesson Requirements and Expectations.

In addition, the following will help you understand how to use our new curriculum tool in our SIS System:

Video Tutorial

CONCEPT SIS Curriculum Description Content Courses

English SIS – List of Curriculum by Grade

In addition to the Master Curriculum, teachers receive regular emails from the Director of English, monthly meetings led by their Department heads, and regular Professional Development that specifically addresses supplemental programs like RtI, Disciplinary Literacy, and other professional strategies to improve learning outcomes.