I recently purchased this text to help me update my curriculum to the Common Core standards. Since I am also a nerd I’d like to start using Essential Questions with my students, too, and this book has proven itself beneficial for both. I like the suggested texts, the ideas of theme and literary elements, and the way it includes enough units to get you through the year. I think it is a fabulous resource and I look forward to using it more in the future. Nobody paid me to say this, I just wanted to share!
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Kari teaches English I to 9th graders (!) and other electives in rural Iowa. Her husband is also an English teacher, and their friends have sworn to never help them move again because "even libraries don't have that many books."