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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 developed using the Understanding By Design framework.. Teachers have a balanced approach to instruction adding texts, activities, strategies and assessments to engage students in meaningful ways to master the standards and  enhance the reading of our Anchor Texts. Using the Gradual Release Model of instruction teachers focus on modeling and application.

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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

Maps/Focus Standards

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6th Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF6th 

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Maps/Focus Standards

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7th Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF

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Maps/Focus Standards

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8thMapEnglish

8th Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF

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Maps/Focus Standards

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9thEnglish 

English I (9th Grade) Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF

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Maps/Focus Standards

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10thEnglish

English II (1oth grade) Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF

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Maps/Focus Standards

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English III(11th grade) Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF

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Map

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English IV(12th grade) Grade Unit & Lesson Plan Requirements, Establishing Rituals and Routines, and Unit 1 PDF

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Other

Concept Schools’ asks all Seniors to conduct and write a research paper.  The final details/deadlines are set by each school with the hope that the work be completed by the beginning of the Spring semester of a student’s senior year.  Suggested are attached.

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Elective Curriculum Maps – General guidelines are provided for Reading & Writing Workshop, Speech & Journalism, and College & Career Composition. Information appears below.  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

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Concept English At-A-Glance

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Middle School Model Week

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High School Model Week

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Sample Daily Lesson Plan and Attachment

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 Information for lesson plan improvements:   LessonPlanInformationImprovements

Concept English Grading Policy

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Interviews with the Concept Advisory Board

 Discussing approached to instruction using our Curriculum Maps.

 

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