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Primary Source Exemplar Template
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This is a blank template which provides users with the basic formatting to begin building Primary Source based lessons and units. Open this resource and choose "Remix this resource" to begin.

Examples of completed exemplars have been added within the Table of Contents, under "Resource Sets"

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Arts and Humanities
Mathematics
Social Science
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Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Odell Education
CCSS Text Selection Toolkit
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Preparing students for lifelong literacy requires their interaction with texts of appropriate type and complexity. This text selection toolkit includes: 1) a Text Selection Guideline that offers educators guidance on selecting appropriate texts for teaching and assessing specific ELA Reading standards and bundles of standards for Grades 3-12; and 2) CCSS Text Suitability Review Form that helps educators analyze specific texts according to the principles in the Guidelines. The review form guides educators through CCSS analysis to determine what instructional purposes texts will support. It also captures analysis, codings, and recommendations in a standardized format to facilitate collaboration across networks of educators.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
ELA Curriculum Development: Text Suitability Review Form - CCSS ELA
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The CCSS Text Suitability Review Form is a tool created to help educators analyze texts to determine their appropriate complexity and suitability for teaching and assessing specific Common Core standards. The review form guides educators through CCSS analysis to determine what instructional purposes texts will support. It also captures analysis, codings, and recommendations in a standardized format to facilitate collaboration across networks of educators.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Odell Education
ELA Curriculum Development: Text Selection Guidelines for Teaching and Assessing CCSS ELA (Grades 3-8)
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These Text Selection Guidelines offer educators guidance on selecting appropriate texts for teaching and assessing specific ELA standards and bundles of standards for Grades 3-8.

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Arts and Humanities
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Odell Education
Selecting Texts for Teaching and Assessing
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This document offers guidelines for selecting texts regarding these three considerations. These guidelines should inform the training of passage finders in order to ensure a pool of acceptable texts that can support instruction and assessment of all the CCSS Reading Standards. They should also inform curriculum and assessment developers as they construct yearlong instruction and assessment plans to cover the complete range of skills.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Odell Education
Building Evidence Based Arguments - Grade 8: E pluribus Unum
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This unit is part of the Odell Education Literacy
Instruction: Developing Core Pro8ciencies
program, an integrated set of ELA units spanning
grades 6-12. Funded by USNY Regents Research
Fund, the program is comprised of a series of four
units at each grade level that provide direct
instruction on a set of literacy pro8ciencies at the
heart of the CCSS.
Unit 1: Reading Closely for Textual Details
Unit 2: Making Evidence-Based Claims
Unit 3: Researching to Deepen Understanding
Unit 4: Building Evidence-Based Arguments
The Core Pro8ciencies units have been designed
to be used in a variety of ways. They can be
taught as short stand-alone units to introduce or
develop key student pro8ciencies. Teachers can
also integrate them into larger modules that build
up to and around these pro8ciencies. Teachers
can also apply the activity sequences and unit
materials to different texts and topics. The
materials have been intentionally designed for
easy adaptation to new texts.
Unit materials available at
www.odelleducation.com

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
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Unit of Study
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Odell Education
Reading Closely: Life Steps Almost Straight
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This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about human nature. Authors of the short readings include Charles Schultz, Viktor Frankl, Buddha, Emily Dickinson, Cornel West, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rene Descartes, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jean and Jacques Rousseau.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Philosophy
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Reading Closely: Promised Land
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This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about the separation of religion and government in the US. Authors of the short readings include Thomas Jeffereson, Thomas Nast, Justice Stevens, Chief Justice Rehnquist, John F. Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Butler Yeats, and Tom Head.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Political Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Reading Closely: Brain Gain
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This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about US education. Authors of the short readings include Hellen Keller, Ken Robinson, Colin Powell, Maria Montessori, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Arne Duncan, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Horace Mann.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Grade 7 ELA Module 2A
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In this module, students explore the issue of working conditions, both historical and modern day. As they read and discuss both literary and informational text, students analyze how people, settings, and events interact in a text and how an author develops a central claim. Students strengthen their ability to discuss specific passages from a text with a partner, write extended text-based argument and informational pieces, and conduct a short research project. At the end of the module, students will have a better understanding of how working conditions affect workers and the role that workers, the government, consumers, and businesses play in improving working conditions. The first unit focuses on Lyddie, a novel that tells the story of a young girl who goes to work in the Lowell mills, and explores the issue of working conditions in industrializing America. This unit builds students’ background knowledge about working conditions and how they affect workers, and centers on the standard RL.7.3, which is about how plot, character, and setting interact in literature. As an end of unit assessment, students write an argument essay about Lyddie’s choices regarding her participation in the protest over working conditions. The second unit moves to more recent history and considers the role that workers, the government, and consumers all play in improving working conditions. The central text in Unit 2 is a speech by César Chávez, in which he explains how the United Farm Workers empowered farmworkers. Unit 2 focuses on reading informational text, and students practice identifying central ideas in a text, analyzing how an author develops his claims, and identifying how the sections of the text combine to build those ideas. This unit intentionally builds on Odell Education’s work, and if teachers have already used the Chávez speech and lessons, an alternate text is suggested with which to teach the same informational text standards. In the End of Unit 2 Assessment, students apply their understanding of text structure to a new speech. Unit 3 focuses on the research standards (W.7.7 and W.7.8): through an investigation of working conditions in the modern day garment industry, students explore how businesses can affect working conditions, both positively and negatively. As a final performance task, students create a consumer’s guide to working conditions in the garment industry. This teenage consumer’s guide provides an overview of working conditions and offers advice to consumers who are interested in working conditions in the garment industry.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 6: Prehistoric Art
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This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding of a topic in order to develop an evidence-based perspective. Given that students in grade 6 are not expected by the CCSS to perform independent searches, this unit outlines a simulated research process that relies strongly on collaborative work around a common topic. A topic resource repository about prehistoric art is provided to help teachers model the process with a rich selection of sources, as well as model tools and inquiry questions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grades 11-12: Design and Food
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This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding of a topic in order to develop an evidence-based perspective. The unit framework, handouts, and tools are designed to work with any topic across all disciplines. Two topic resource repositories are also provided Đone about food and the other about designĐ to help teachers model the process with a rich selection of sources, as well as model tools and inquiry questions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Researching to Deepen Understanding Grade 8: Human Animal Interaction
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This unit approaches research as an iterative inquiry process for deepening understanding of a topic in order to develop an evidence-based perspective. The unit framework, handouts, and tools are designed to work with any topic across all disciplines. A topic resource repository about human-animal interaction is also provided to help teachers model the process with a rich selection of sources, as well as model tools and inquiry questions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Making EBC About Literacy Technique: Grade 11: Louise Erdrich, Tim O'Brien
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This unit develops students‰' abilities to make evidence-based claims about literary technique through activities based on a close reading of Louise Erdrich's "The Red Convertible" and Tim O'Brien's "On the Rainy River."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Making Evidence-Based Claims: Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address
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This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of the Commencement Address Steve Jobs delivered at Stanford University on June, 2005.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Reading Closely: We Had to Learn English
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This unit develops students' abilities to read closely for textual details and compare authors' perspectives through an examination of a series of texts about immigration through Ellis Island. Authors of the short readings include Jacob Riis, Edward Steiner, H. G. Wells, Mary Antin, Marie Ganz, Nat Ferber, Frederick Douglass, Emma Lazarus, and Claude McKay.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Making Evidence-Based Claims: Nobel Peace Prize Speeches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama
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This unit develops students' abilities to make evidence-based claims through activities based on a close reading of the Nobel Peace Prize Speeches of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
Making EBC About Literacy Technique: Grade 10: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost
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This unit develops students‰' abilities to make evidence-based claims about literary technique through activities based on a close reading of Emily Dickinson‰'s ‰"Because I could not stop for Death‰" and Robert Frost‰'s ‰"Home Burial.‰"

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education