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.
Concept English Advisory
In 2016 Concept English created a volunteer Advisory Board to communicate and model our curriculum philosophy. The following are interviews with each member as they discuss how they approach using our curriculum maps.
2016/2017 Curriculum Maps for Concept English 6 – 12th Grade Core Classes
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
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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:
Concept English Master Curriculum can be found in our SIS system. Each 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:
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.