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.
Information for the 2017/2018 School Year is Below
2017/2018 Focus Standards Overlay for English 6 – 11 Core Classes
2016/2017 Curriculum Maps for Concept English 6 – 12th Grade Core Classes
6th Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF
7th Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF
8th Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF
9th Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF
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 6-12
Concept English At-A-Glance
Middle School Model Week
High School Model Week
Concept English Grading Policy
Interviews with the Concept Advisory Board
Discussing approached to instruction using our Curriculum Maps.
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