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GED Literacy Curriculum

Essential Questions

Week

Topic

Text

Weekly Skills Focus

Grammar Focus

Essay Focus

Reading Focus   

Orientation

 

 

1

Brainstorming and Outlining an Essay

5 Paragraph Introduction

 

 

E4 Due

 

 

 

Why do we tell stories?

2

Early Stories

Aesop’s Fables

 

 

Comprehension, Identifying Claims

Parts of a Sentence

stations

Claim

3

Early World Philosophy

Seneca, Will and Self

Analysis of Text/Evidence

Fragments

stations

 

Claim and Evidence

4

Early Poetry

Tang Dynasty Poetry

Response with Evidence

FANBOYS

stations

Imagery

Orientation

5

 

5 Paragraph  Introduction

 

 

E1 Due

 

 

 

What does Independence mean?

6

American Foundational Documents

Declaration of Independence 

Comprehension, Identifying Claim/Thesis

 

Plurals

stations

Audience

7

American Foundational Documents 2

What to a slave is the Fourth of July?

Analysis of Text/Evidence

Possessives

  stations

Point of View (1st person)

8

American Literature (1800-1900)

Chief Red Eagle Address to Jackson

Response with Evidence

Possessives and Plural Review

stations

Character

Orientation

9

 

5 Paragraph Introduction

 

 

E2 Due

 

What is the relationship between strength and adversity?

10

American Literature (1900-1920’s) WWI

Ain’t I a Woman?

 

Comprehension, Identifying Claim/Thesis

Pronouns

stations

Tone

11

American Literature Great Depression

Grapes of Wrath

(Chp. 1)

Analysis of Text/Evidence

 

Subject/Verb Agreement

stations

 

Setting

12

Literature WWII

Anne Frank Excerpts

Response with Evidence

Subject/Verb Agreement

stations

Character

Orientation

13

 

5 Paragraph Introduction

 

 

E3 Due

 

 

When is it important to challenge tradition?

14

American Literature Vietnam

The Late-homecomer (Chp. 1)

Comprehension, Identifying Claim/Thesis

Comma Rules #1

stations

Point of View

15

American Literature

 

Borderlands

(excerpt)

Analysis of Text/Evidence

Comma Rules #2

stations

Symbolism

16

American Literature Present

Graphic Novel

Blokhedz?

Response with Evidence

Comma Rules #3

st

Character

 

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