This 447 page document from Bellmore-Merrick School District contains units for grades 7 – 12 on widely read major works from each grade level. Common Core lesson plans are designed for four novels per grade level, including ancillary resources, activities, materials and reading strategies for all teachers.
For example, in grade 8, detailed lessons for Animal Farm are included. Online resources in history, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, Stalin, Marx, propaganda, etc. are part of the unit. Standards are cited and lessons are explicit. Materials (with attachments) are provided as well. Procedures and questions are specific and extension activities provide depth of study. Persuasive speech mini lessons, analysis of language via close reading, comparison of literary texts (i.e. Old Major’s speech with Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech), word choice and critical thinking and analysis are included.