Unit Plan

Unit 5: Realms of Gold - Vol. 2 Poetry and Short Stories Teacher Guide

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Seventh graders have a golden opportunity to learn how to read poems and short stories with a unit that introduces them to the techniques writers use to craft their works. They examine poems by William Carlos Williams and Edgar Allen Poe and short stories by Guy de Maupassant and O. Henry. Class members plan, write, edit, and publish their original poems to conclude the unit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members present their poems in a Poetry Cafe reading
Classroom Considerations
  • The fifth of eight units in the Core Knowledge Language Arts (CLKLA) seventh-grade program
  • The units are cumulative and designed to be taught in order
  • Information about the Core Knowledge approach may be found on pages 11-21 of the Unit 1 Teacher Guide
  • Requires the purchase of a class set of Realms of Gold, copies of the Activity Book for each learner, and copies of the poems and short stories
  • A link is provided to the Core Knowledge Foundations's store to facilitate the purchase of Realms of Gold, Vol 2
  • Requires extensive prep time to purchase and prepare copies of all the required materials
  • The 164-page teacher guide includes a unit calendar, an introduction to the unit, 10 detailed lessons, links to additional teacher resources, assessments, and an answer key to the student Activity Book
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