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Common Core State Standards

Correlation Charts

Book Club provides many opportunities to integrate your curriculum with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The charts in this section correlate each unit in Book Club for Middle School to the Grade 8 CCSS for English Language Arts. Book Club lessons are flexible and may be enhanced with more explicit instruction in particular standards as needed. Your individual approach will depend on the specific grade-level standards you are using and on the content of your curriculum.


Book Club for Middle School | Common Core State Standards

The Giver | Advanced Lesson Plans: The Giver | Multi-Book Unit: Civil Rights

Theme-Based Unit for The Giver:
Correlation to Grade 8 CCSS for English Language Arts
Section of Unit Common Core State Standards
Before Book Club
Week 1: Research/Introduction to Themes W 8, W 9b; SL 1; L 5b
Week 2: Background Building W 2, W 8, W 9b, W 10; SL 1, SL 4, SL 5
Book Club (Weeks 3–6)
Lesson 1: Introduction to Book Club W 9a, W 10; SL 1
Lesson 2: The Tripod Log Format RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1
Lesson 3: Extended Responses to Text RL 1; W 2a–b, W 4, W 9a, W 10; SL 1
Lesson 4: Build Vocabulary RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 5: Me and the Book W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 6: Compare and Contrast RL 3, RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 7: Author’s Craft RL 3, RL 4, RL 6; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 8: Dialogue RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 9: Favorite Story Part RL 1, RL 3, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 10: Story Characters RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 11: Sequence of Story Events RL 2, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 12: Author’s Purpose and Genre RL 1, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 13: Intertextual Connections—Theme RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1
Lesson 14: The Essay RL 1, RL 4; W 1, W 2, W 4, W 5, W 9a, W 10; SL 1; L 1, L 2
Lesson 15: Collaborative Project W 4, W 10; SL 1
After Book Club
Weeks 7–8: Extension of Themes W 2, W 3b, W 4, W 6, W 9, W 10; SL 1; L 1, L 2, L 3
Weeks 9–10: Completion of Theme Study W 4, W 8, W 10; SL 1, SL 3, SL 4, SL 6
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Advanced Lesson Plans for The Giver:
Correlation to Grade 8 CCSS for English Language Arts
Book Club Lessons Common Core State Standards
Lesson 1: Author’s Craft—Word Choice RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 5c
Lesson 2: The Concept of Rituals W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 3: Setting RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 5c
Lesson 4: Making Connections RL 1, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d; L 5c
Lesson 5: Imagery RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 6: Foreshadowing RL 1, RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 7: Static and Dynamic Characters RL 3; W 5, W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 8: Loaded Statements and Symbolism RL 2, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 9: Internal and External Conflict RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 10: Main Ideas and Sequencing RL 1, RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 11: Answering the Big Theme Questions RL 1, RL 2, RL 4; W 1, W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 12: Genre Study—Fantasy and Science Fiction RL 1, RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1
Lesson 13: Writing Poetry RL 1, RL 2; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 14: Incorporating Quotations RL 1, RL 4; W 1, W 2, W 4, W 5, W 9a, W 10; SL 1; L 1, L 2
Lesson 15: Dream House Project W 4, W 10; SL 1
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Multi-Book Unit: Civil Rights
Correlation to Grade 8 CCSS for English Language Arts
Section of Unit Common Core State Standards
Before Book Club
Week 1: Research/Building Background RI 2; W 10; SL 1
Weeks 2–3: Research Papers W 2a–f, W 4, W 5, W 7, W 8, W 9b, W 10; SL 1; L 1, L 2, L 6
Week 4: Oral Presentations SL 4, SL 5, SL 6
Book Club (Weeks 5–8)
Lesson 1: Setting W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 2: Characterization RL 1, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 3: Point of View and Voice RL 1, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 4: Plot and Sequencing RL 3, RL 5; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 5: External and Internal Conflict RL 2, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 6: Symbolism RL 1, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 7: Confronting Problems RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 8: Imagery RL 2, RL 4; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 9: Personal Letter RL 1, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 10: Family Connections RL 1; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 11: Characters Coming of Age Through Experience RL 2, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1a–d
Lesson 12: Writing a Poem RL 2; W 5, W 10; SL 1
Lesson 13: Round-Table Discussion of Big Theme Questions RL 1, RL 2, RL 3; SL 1, SL 6
Lesson 14: Review and Synthesis RL 2, RL 3; W 9a, W 10; SL 1
After Book Club
Week 9: Extending Themes RL 1, RL 2; W 2, W 3, W 4, W 9a, W 10; SL 1; L 1, L 2, L 3
Week 10: Applying Themes W 1, W 2, W 3, W 4, W 10
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