Lesson Plan Submission
As you know, the Common Core Curriculum Maps were written by teachers for teachers. Educators have repeatedly asked us this question: “Are there any more sample lessons?” We would love to have you join us as authors of this curriculum tool. If you have ideas for lessons modeled after the sample lesson plans found on our site, please submit them to be considered for publication. Our teacher-writers will review the submissions. We will publish on our website those lessons that fit the guidelines, require minimal editing, and add to the quality of the unit. With your permission, we will happily acknowledge your contribution by sharing your name and location with the public.
The most important features of our sample lesson plans are the overarching, introductory statements and objectives. The teachers who write these plans—and the teachers who replicate the lessons in their own classrooms—must have a clear idea of what they want to accomplish and how it fits in with the entire unit’s goals.
Refer to these online sample lesson plans for examples of lessons that use literary and informational texts to address particular standards.
- Kindergarten • Exploring with Friends In the Neighborhood, SLP, K-3
- Grade 1 • Life Lessons, SLP, 1-3
- Grade 2 • Building Bridges with Unlikely Friends, SLP, 2-3
- Grade 3 • Creative, Inventive, and Notable People, SLP, 3-3
- Grade 4 • Literature Settings: Weather or Not, SLP, 4-2
- Grade 5 • Playing with Words, SLP, 5-1
- Grade 6 • Figure it Out , SLP, 6-5
- Grade 7 • Courage in Life and in Literature, SLP, 7-3
- Grade 9 • Literary Nonfiction – Reflection (the Memoir, the Essay, and the Speech), SLP, 9-6
- Grade 8 • Looking Back on America, SLP, 8-3
- Grade 11 • The New World, SLP, 11-1
- Grade 10 • World Literature: Russia, SLP, 10-4
- Grade 12 • European Literature: Twentieth Century, SLP, 12-6
Using our template, create other sample lessons that:
- have a clear introductory statement and set of objectives, which fit into the entire unit’s goals;
- extend the breadth/depth of the unit content theme;
- apply standards faithfully and clearly;
- incorporate at least one of the suggested texts and focus standards in the unit; and
- use the sample lesson plan template.