What are the specific Common Core State Standards for teaching A TALE OF TWO CITIES and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD? How can the specific CCSS be effectively used within 45-minute class sessions over a three week period, while at the same time being required to integrate an additional mandated reading program (Reading Plus, Reading 180, etc.)?
Keep in mind this is an urban school in Memphis, TN. With a few exceptions, many students at our particular school tend to be here more for socialization with little or no regard for an education that will prepare them for college or the workplace. Give specific engagement strategies to accomplish the desired results for both students and teachers.
- English Language Arts
- Common Core