Secondary English Weekly #1

VOLUME FOUR, ISSUE ONE /August 23-27, 2021

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Curriculum Updates

This summer, numerous curricular documents were created and/or updated for Secondary English courses. You should access them on the ELA 6-12 Webpage by clicking on either the Curriculum/Instructional Resources 6-8 or Curriculum/Instructional Resources 9-12 Quick Links.

NOTE: You do need to be logged in with your CCS Google Account to access the curriculum items. If you are a new teacher who has not set up your CCS Email/Google Account, please request access to items by stating that you are a CCS teacher in the note section of the request.

SHOUT OUT: Kudos to these hard-working teachers who helped write curriculum this summer! Bethany Bell, Tara Fox, Tracie Helmbrecht, Rashaun James, Fian Kunesh, Alex Lendon, Pattie Niese, Amanda Palmer, Michelle Prenger, Pam Reed, Amanda Rizer, Maya Shaaban, Denise Sizemore, and Sharon Turchan!!

HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM

ENGLISH 9

HUMANITIES ENGLISH 9

HONORS ENGLISH 9

ENGLISH 10

HUMANITIES ENGLISH 10

HONORS ENGLISH 10

ENGLISH 11

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

ENGLISH 12

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS SEMINAR

ELECTIVES

LITERACY

STUDYSYNC HAS SOME NEW FEATURES

Check out these new features for our adopted Tier 1 resource, StudySync.


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Monday, August 23

  • StudySync Webinar: Spotlight Skills: Build a Solid Foundation in Any Standard 4-4:30PM Register
  • StudySync Webinar: Diagnostics and Beginning of the Year Assessments 6-6:30PM Register
Tuesday, August 24
  • StudySync Learning Series: Deeper Dive: Lesson Planning August 24 12:00pm -12:30pm
  • StudySync Webinar: Differentiate for All Learners: Tools and Strategies for Students with IEPs 4-4:30PM Register
Thursday, August 26
  • StudySync Webinar: SyncStart Your Engines: Week One with StudySync 4-4:30PM Register
  • StudySync Webinar: StudySync for Parents and Students 6-6:30PM Register
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What are the secondary english curriculum resources?

Here is the CCS Adopted, Supplemental, and Intervention Resources List that contains all of the resources available to secondary English teachers.

  • The Tier I Instructional Resources are StudySync (English 6-12) and the Bedford Texts/Launchpad (Honors and AP English).
  • The Tier II Intervention Resource is Achieve3000
  • The Supplemental Resource is TeachingBooks.

Visit the ELA 6-12 Webpage for all Secondary English Curriculum/Resources. You will find your COURSE FOLDERS at the Curriculum/Instructional Resources Quick Links for your Grade Level. The COURSE FOLDERS have everything you need for your courses including Curriculum Maps, Standard docs, digital novels, adopted resource trainings/tutorials, Course Intros, etc.

NOTE: To access many curricular and district, you must be logged into Google using your CCS credentials and not a personal account.

PD ON-Demand, Recorded Trainings, and Tutorials for CCS SECONDARY ENGLISH Adopted Resources

Secondary English Curriculum Videos


StudySync (Tier 1 Adopted Resource English 6-12)


Bedford/Launchpad (Tier 1 Adopted Resource Honors and AP)


TeachingBooks (Supplemental Resource)

outings, classes, contests, grants, and additional pd

THE COLUMBUS METROPOLITAN LIBRARY'S CARNEGIE AUTHOR SERIES: AUTHOR TALKS

Check out the line-up for the remainder of this season.

  • Lisa Wingate (Before We Were Yours), August 29, 2pm
  • Wil Haygood (Tigerland), October 7, 7pm; Remember this is the book about East High School. You could plan to read it at the beginning of the school year and have your students attend his author talk.
  • Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half) December 5, 2pm


OSU FALL ONLINE COURSE: TEACHING WRITING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

George Newell, Ph.D. OSU Department of Teaching and Learning is offering a virtual course for the Autumn 21 Semester, Teaching Writing in the Secondary School. In the course you will think, read, talk and write about academic writing and its relationship to critical thinking with an eye towards students’ transitions into writing and learning in college classrooms. Although you will talk about a range of approaches to writing, most of the time together will focus on teaching writing to learn, writing on demand, argumentative essay writing, and source-based writing such as the research paper. Initial Meeting on Saturday, August 28th, on OSU campus from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Contact Dr. Newell for more information or to register: newell.2@osu.edu.


SUPPRESSION OF INDEPENDENT MEDIA OUTLETS AND JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP

The application for the Ohio State Area Studies Centers' 2021-22 K-12 Global Fellowship Program is now open. The aim of the program is to connect teachers from across the United States in a series of discussion group sessions that focus on contemporary issues from a global perspective. The sessions will take place on Saturdays throughout the 2021-2022 academic year from 9AM-12PM Eastern Time online via Zoom. The final deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 1st using this link: https://go.osu.edu/2021-22_gfp_application.


BONNIE CHAMBERS GRANT

Recognizing the extraordinary challenges teachers face, the Bonnie Chambers Grant Committee will award a one-time $2,000.00 grant to purchase books for K-6 students in an Ohio public school building.

This Bonnie Chambers Grant is designed to help teachers who strongly promote the use of quality literature in their classrooms. Teachers will use the grant money to select and purchase their own book choices (fiction or non-fiction) dealing with understanding and coping with COVID, racism and equality issues, and/or mental health issues for children and their families.

Application Criteria

  • This grant is open to any Ohio public school teacher(s) in grades K-6 who demonstrates a need for money in the purchasing of classroom books for their elementary building.
  • If a group of teachers apply, one teacher will apply on behalf of the building and serve as the contact teacher.
  • Need can be demonstrated through free-lunch ratios, recent school-levy results, extraordinary events, etc.

Applications for the 2021 Bonnie Chambers Grants are available and due by December 31, 2021. Visit the Bonnie Chambers Grant page for more information: https://www.octela.org/awards/bonnie-chambers/


LIFECHANGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The LifeChanger of the Year Award seeks to honor K-12 educators, teachers, administrators or school staff members who make a positive difference in students’ lives. Submit nominations by Dec. 31.


GIVEAWAYS

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Encourage Students to Read the Nominated Books for the Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award

The Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award program is designed to encourage students in Ohio to read literature critically, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in young adult literature programs, and to commend authors of such literature. The 2021 Nominees have been chosen and voting begins September 1st. Encourage your students to read the books so they can vote for their favorite. The site is also taking nominees for the 2022 Award.

For Grades 6-8

  • Coop Knows the Scoop by Taryn Souders
  • From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
  • The Poison Jungle (Wings of Fire #13) by Tui T. Sutherland
  • Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
  • Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Teen Buckeye Book Award nominees (for grades 9-12)

  • Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis
  • Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The Girl in the White Van by April Henry
  • The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen
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Your Welcome Back Song: I Know your moxie will be in full force for WEEK ONE!!

The Orphan The Poet - The Moxie (Visualizer Video)