HS1 (Grades 9/10) Curriculum Unit Map

Stage Lesson Blocks Title Exercises CCSS
Student Exemplar Analysis 1 1 Let’s Argue!
  1. The Importance of Argumentation
  2. Argumentative Vocabulary
  3. Writing as Action
RI.9-10.1, 2
W.9-10.1, 4
L.9-10.6
2 2 Close Read the Exemplar
  1. Close Reading a Student Exemplar
  2. Evaluating Claims and Evidence
RI.9-10.1-6, 8
W.9-10.1, 10
SL.9-10.1
L.9-10.6
Research 3 1 Topic, Claim, and Story
  1. Analyzing Claims, Counterclaims, and Solutions
  2. Choosing Your Topic and Composing Your Claim
  3. Telling Your Story
RI.9-10.2, 3, 5
W.9-10.1, 3, 4, 10
SL.9-10.1
L.9-10.6
4 2 Prepare for Research
  1. Identifying and Analyzing Credible Sources
  2. Evaluating Evidence
  3. Selecting Evidence from Sources
RI.9-10.1-5, 8
W.9-10.7-9
SL.9-10.1
L.9-10.6
5 3 Conduct Research
  1. Pitch Your Topic
  2. Creating a Research Plan
  3. Research Log
RI.9-10.1-6, 8
W.9-10.1, 2, 4, 5, 7-9
SL.9-10.1, 4, 6
L.9-10.6
6 1 Research Analysis
  1. Peer Coaching
  2. Research Analysis
RI.9-10.1, 2, 5, 8
W.9-10.1, 4, 5, 7-9
SL.9-10.1, 4, 6
L.9-10.6
Writing 7 3 Outline
  1. Rubric Review
  2. Arguing for a Solution
  3. Planning an Introduction
  4. Outlining Supporting Paragraphs
  5. Planning a Conclusion
RI.9-10.1, 4, 8
W.9-10.1, 4, 5, 7-10
SL.9-10.1, 4, 6
L.9-10.6
8 2 Draft
  1. The Art of Transitioning
  2. Writing a First Draft
  3. Creating a Works Cited
RI.9-10.1, 3-6, 8
W.9-10.1, 4, 5, 7-10
SL.9-10.1, 4, 6
L.9-10.6
9 2 Peer Review, Revision, and Final Draft
  1. Peer Coaching Rounds
  2. Rewriting and Editing
RI.9-10.1, 3, 5, 6, 8
W.9-10.1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10
SL.9-10.1, 4
L.9-10.6
Presentation 10 2 Final Presentation
  1. Elements and Organization
  2. Using a Rubric to Prepare to Present
  3. Presenting
RI.9-10.4
W.9-10.1, 4, 9
SL.9-10.1, 2, 4, 6
L.9-10.3, 6