Secondary English Weekly #2
VOLUME FOUR, ISSUE TWO /August 30-September 3, 2021
DIGITAL PRODUCTS UPDATE
-CHANGING COURSE NAMES: If, like last year, your StudySync courses all have a similar name, here is the instruction guide for changing those to something that makes sense, e.g. English 6 Period 1: StudySync-How to Change Course Names
-NEW DEPARTMENT: There is a new department in CCS that helps with the apps in Clever, Learning Technology. Tim Wangler works in that department and can be someone to help with troubleshooting if you experience any difficulty with secondary apps in Clever.
-GOOGLE CLASSROOM: If you plan to link your StudySync with Google Classroom, here are the tutorials for that: Webinar: StudySync Google Integrations, Teachers: Linking Your Account with Google Classroom, and Students: Linking Your Account with Google Classroom.
STUDYSYNC STUDENT READING AND WRITING COMPANIONS-CONSUMABLE WORKBOOKS
Mastery connect boy, moy, and eoy
For ELA, the tests inside Mastery Connect for the BOY have passages/questions that have been pulled from StudySync Benchmark Assessments. The test is document based and the students fill in a bubble sheet which populates beside the test. The test will measure some standards from the previous year (66%) and some from this year (33%). The BOY testing window will be open through September 30th.
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!!
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
HUMANITIES LANGUAGE ARTS 8
- Humanities Language Arts 8 Curriculum Map NEW
- HUMANITIES LANGUAGE ARTS 8 COURSE FOLDER
- Humanities Language Arts 8 Course Introduction Page
- Essay Writing 6 Curriculum Map NEW
- ESSAY WRITING 6 COURSE FOLDER
- Essay Writing 6 Course Introduction Page
- Essay Writing 7 Curriculum Map NEW
- ESSAY WRITING 7 COURSE FOLDER
- Essay Writing 7 Course Introduction Page
- Essay Writing 8 Curriculum Map NEW
- ESSAY WRITING 8 COURSE FOLDER
- Essay Writing 8 Course Introduction Page
- Grade 9-10 English Composition Elective Curriculum (Requires 9th Grade Certified Teacher)
HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM
HUMANITIES ENGLISH 9
- Humanities English 9 Curriculum Map NEW
- HUMANITIES ENGLISH 9 COURSE FOLDER
- Humanities English 9 Course Introduction Page
HONORS ENGLISH 9
- Honors English 9 Curriculum Map
- HONORS ENGLISH 9 COURSE FOLDER
- Honors English 9 Course Introduction Page
- Foundations of Language & Literature Textbook Overview
- Bedford Course Landing Page
HUMANITIES ENGLISH 10
- Humanities English 10 Curriculum Map NEW
- HUMANITIES ENGLISH 10 COURSE FOLDER
- Humanities English 10 Course Introduction Page
HONORS ENGLISH 10
- Honors English 10 Curriculum Map
- HONORS ENGLISH 10 COURSE FOLDER
- Honors English 10 Course Introduction Page
- Advanced Language & Literature Textbook Overview
- Bedford Course Landing Page
ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
- AP English Language Pacing Guide-Unit Based
- AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE FOLDER
- AP English Language Course Introduction Page
- AP English Language Course Links (Bedford and AP Central)
- AP English Language Big Ideas/Enduring Understandings/Skills
- AP English Language Course and Exam Description
- The Language of Composition Textbook Overview
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
- African American Literature Curriculum Map NEW
- AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE COURSE FOLDER
- African American Literature Course Introduction Page
ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
- AP English Literature Pacing Guide-Unit Based
- AP ENGLISH LITERATURE COURSE FOLDER
- AP English Literature Course Introduction Page
- AP English Literature Course Links (Bedford and AP Central)
- AP English Literature Big Ideas/Enduring Understandings/Skills
- AP English Literature Course and Exam Description
- Literature and Composition Textbook Overview
MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS SEMINAR
- Major British Writers Seminar Curriculum Map NEW
- MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS SEMINAR COURSE FOLDER
- Major British Writers Seminar Course Introduction Page
- Shakespeare's Literature Curriculum Map NEW
- SHAKESPEARE'S LITERATURE COURSE FOLDER
- Shakespeare's Literature Course Introduction Page
- Women's Literature Curriculum Map NEW
- WOMEN'S LITERATURE COURSE FOLDER
- Women's Literature Course Introduction Page
- Grade 9-10 English Composition Elective Curriculum
- Creative Writing Curriculum Map NEW
- CREATIVE WRITING COURSE FOLDER
- Creative Writing Course Introduction Page
- Writers Seminar Curriculum Map NEW
- WRITERS SEMINAR COURSE FOLDER
- Writers Seminar Course Introduction Page
- Speech Communication Curriculum Map NEW
- SPEECH COMMUNICATION COURSE FOLDER
- Speech Communication Course Introduction Page
- Speech Communication Forensics Curriculum Map NEW
- SPEECH COMMUNICATION FORENSICS COURSE FOLDER
- Speech Communication Forensics Course Introduction Page
- Publications in Journalism Curriculum (Coming Fall 2021)
- Publications in Yearbook Curriculum Map NEW
- PUBLICATIONS IN YEARBOOK COURSE FOLDER
- Publications in Yearbook Course Introduction Page
- OST Test Prep English Curriculum Map NEW
- OST TEST PREP COURSE FOLDER
- OST Test Prep English Course Introduction Page
Monday, August 30
- StudySync Webinar: Set Proficiency Levels for Automatic Differentiation 4-4:15PM Register
- StudySync Webinar: Engagement Party: Ways to Keep Students Interacting Online and Off 4-4:30PM Register
Wednesday, September 1
- StudySync Webinar: Basic Training: The Reading Routine-Reading & Rigor in StudySync 4-4:30PM Register
TeachRock Free Class: “How did The Beatles change everything?” 7PM Register for this free event here.
Suppression of Independent Media Outlets and Journalism Fellowship: Deadline to apply.
- StudySync Webinar: From Tweets to Tomes: How Students Write in StudySync 4-4:30PM Register
Curriculum: What are the secondary english curriculum resources?
- 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 contact person for this resource is Sonja Dill.
- The Supplemental Resource is TeachingBooks.
-Here is the CCS Adopted, Supplemental, and Intervention Resources List that contains all of the resources available to secondary English teachers.
-Here is a Resource Spreadsheet with Visuals showing which resources are designated for each course.
-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.
- Curriculum/Instructional Resources 6-8 (Quick Link on site for Middle School)
- Curriculum/Instructional Resources 9-12 (Quick Link on site for High School)
NOTE: To access many curricular and district, you must be logged into Google using your CCS credentials and not a personal account.
Curriculum Resources: Access, PD, Tutorials, & Trainings
Secondary English Curriculum Videos
- Video-Getting to Know Your Secondary English Resources for New Teachers
- Video Orientation to Curriculum Docs/Folders
- Video-Using the Curriculum Maps with StudySync
- Video-Using the Honors Curriculum Maps with Launchpad
- Video-Using AP Pacing Guides with Launchpad
- Video-StudySync is Your Adopted Curriculum Resource, Not Your "Program"
- Video-Close Reading of Complex, Grade-Level Texts: Research & Practice
- Video-StudySync and Vocabulary Acquisition
StudySync (Tier 1 Adopted Resource English 6-12)
- Access: You AND your students access StudySync via the Clever icon or http://clever.com/in/columbuscity. Click on the McGraw Hill icon. Then, launch the StudySync App.
- Change Course Names: Your classes are marked with X and Y. The X classes are for first semester and the Y classes are for second semester. If you want to change the names of your classes in StudySync, follow this guide: StudySync-How to Change Course Names
- Link with Google: Here is information about linking StudySync to Google Classroom. Webinar: StudySync Google Integrations, Teachers: Linking Your Account with Google Classroom, Students: Linking Your Account with Google Classroom
- FREE PD: Weekly FREE Webinars Several Available Each Week
- New Features: Live Monitoring, Teacher Video Feedback Tool, and Advanced Scoring Feature
- Help Center: Finding the Help Center in StudySync (video): You can find self-paced Training in the Help Center.
- Tutorials: StudySync Tutorials (Some of the most popular tutorials)
- Trainings: StudySync Trainings (Recorded CCS StudySync trainings from 2020 and 2021)
- Demo Code: Here is the demo code for StudySync in case you have a student teacher, building coach, or admin that wants to see the platform and they do not have a class aligned in Clever/IC. DEMO: https://my.mheducation.com, UN: studysync2021, PW: MHEela21
- For the latest information at StudySync, sign up for the SyncUP monthly newsletter. Opt-in here: studysync.com/subscribe
Bedford/Launchpad (Tier 1 Adopted Resource Honors and AP)
Access: To get to Launchpad through Clever http://clever.com/in/columbuscity, click the Launchpad icon and click on the name of class/textbook.
Support: HELP CENTER FORM: https://macmillan.force.com/bfwhighschool/s/
- Trainings & Tutorials: Bedford Overviews, Slideshows, Trainings, and Tutorials
- Access via the Clever icon or http://clever.com/in/columbuscity. Click on the TeachingBooks icon.
- Novel Lists: This is the tool that houses the lists of novels we have in the warehouse and in the Secondary English Curriculum Office. Use this TeachingBooks Tutorial to learn how to access the CCS book lists.
- TeachingBooks also is a place to get additional novel and author resources. These Overview videos/trainings from TeachingBooks can help you understand the resources: Introduction video I Slide Presentation and Training Script.
- Some Upcoming Webinars:
- Engage and Excite Readers with TeachingBooks September 14 3:00PM
Enhance Instruction with TeachingBooks October 12 3:00PM
Represent and Respect with TeachingBooks November 16 3:00PM
Booklist & Collection Analysis with TeachingBooks December 14 3:00PM
Support English Language Learners January 18 3:00PM
Welcome to TeachingBooks! February 15 3:00PM
- Recorded Training: October 16th PD Session for CCS: Virtual and Blending Learning Recording
- Recorded Training: February 3rd PD Session for CCS: Booklists, Virtual Ideas, and More on TeachingBooks
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.
- 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
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.
LIBRARYCON LIVE (NEW)
Join Library Journal and School Library Journal on November 10 for the fifth annual LibraryCon Live! They're excited to present a day-long celebration of fandom lit, with panels devoted to horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and graphic novels. Plus, you can network online with other fans and explore their virtual exhibit hall.
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.
- 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.
How did the Beatles change everything? TeachRock Free Online Class for Students-7pm Wednesday, September 1st
Have Your Students Join Little Steven for a Free Online Class!
TeachRock founder Little Steven Van Zandt is a musician, writer, producer, actor, director, activist, historian, and now a teacher! If you’re thinking “I wish I had a teacher like that in middle school,” you’re not alone. But your students can! Mr. Van Zandt’s classroom will be open to all--teachers, students, parents, fans, and the casually curious--for one night only! Join Steven Wednesday Sept. 1 at 7PM EST for a free online Varsity Tutors class that asks the question, “How did The Beatles change everything?”
You might be thinking, “Hmm, well they were iconic Baby Boomers, they helped the nation heal after JFK’s assassination, they became the voices of teenage culture--that sounds like a social studies class,” and, if so, you’re right! We hope this course will be exciting and fun for everyone, but it’s geared toward middle school and above students and will focus on how we can see American history and culture through music.
Register for this free event here.
Encourage Students to Read the Nominated Books for the Buckeye Children's and Teen Book 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