Taylor and Francis Group is part of the Academic Publishing Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.


Classroom Teaching Resources

Unit/lesson plans

Sample Units

Here’s some units created in Richard Beach’s methods class:


Share your units and lesson plans


Curriculum Resource Sites

Selected links to curriculum resource sites


Share your links to curriculum resource sites


Related Readings

Beach, R. W.  (2011).  Comments on Porter, McMaken, Hwang, and Yang: Issues in Analyzing Alignment of Language Arts Common Core Standards With State Standards [Discussion of Common Core Standards: The New U.S. Intended Curriculum]. Educational Researcher, 40(4), 179–182.

Budd, J. S.  (2011).  The Common Core Standards: Using the power wisely.  English Leadership Quarterly, 34(2), 2–4.

Common Core State Standards.  Common Core Curriculum maps in English language arts, grades 9-12.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Coleman, D.  (2011).  Using the Common Core State Standards to drive student achievement and school improvement Retrieved October 16, 2011

Crawford, J. T. (2011).  Aligning your curriculum to the Common Core State Standards.  Los Angeles: Corwin Press.

Cronin, A. P.  (2011).  Coming to terms with the Common Core reading standards.  English Leadership Quarterly, 34(2), 11-13.

Hill, R.  (2010).  Common Core Curriculum and Complex Texts.  Teacher Librarian, 38(3), 42–46.

Jago, C.  (2011).  With rigor for all, second edition: Meeting Common Core Standards for reading literature.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Kendall, J.  (2011).  Understanding Common Core State Standards.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.

Loertscher, D. V., et al.  (2010). The Common Core Standards: Opportunities for teacher-librarians to move to the center of teaching and learning. Teacher Librarian, 38(2), 8–14.

Maine Department of Education. (2011).  Professional development modules: ELA Common Core State Standards.  Retrieved October 16, 2011 from http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/ela/ccss_modules.html

McCoid, J.  (2011).  Common Core State Standards: 75 graphic organizers for optimal implementation.  CreateSpace.

Orlich, D. C.  (2011).  Educational Standards—Caveat Emptor. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 47(2), 52–57. 

Porter, A., et. al.  (2011).  Common Core Standards: The new U.S. intended curriculum. Educational Researcher, 40(3), 103–116.

Sassi, K.  (2011).  Misgiving and opportunities: The Common Core writing standards.  English Leadership Quarterly, 34(2), 4–9.

Tienken, C. H.  (2011).  Common Core Standards: The emperor has no clothes, or evidence. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 47(2), 58–62.