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Integrated Learning Plan

The Perspectives Integrated Learning Plan accompanies the Central Text Anthology and offers a wide variety of Common Core-aligned strategies and tasks for English Language Arts and literacy instruction across disciplines. The tasks and strategies within each phase allow for differentiated instruction by providing teachers choice and flexibility.

Grades 3-12

Early ILP phases align to the Common Core reading, writing, speaking and listening and language domains, while the final phase—Do Something—adds an important dimension where literacy learning transfers into social action and civic engagement.

Word Work

Students increase their ability to comprehend and produce language by accessing and using key vocabulary from the central text in their own reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Close And Critical Reading

Students improve their reading comprehension skills by analyzing, interpreting, critiquing and making connections to the central text in ways that help them form their sense of self and their views of the world.

Community Inquiry

Students develop their speaking and listening skills by engaging in meaningful conversation about the central text and relating the discussion back to the text and to the anti-bias standards.

Write To The Source

Students improve their writing skills by responding to ideas and claims found in the central text using the text to support their own reflection and analysis.

Do Something

Students demonstrate their anti-bias awareness and proficiency through their everyday behavior or coordinated social action.

Grades K-2

The ILP for grades K to 2 features three phases suited to pre- and emerging readers: Exploring the Text Through Read Alouds, Responding to the Read-Aloud Text and Do Something. The first two phases align to Common Core ELA and Literacy Standards for language, reading, speaking and listening, and writing. The third phase allows students to apply their learning.

Exploring The Text Through Read Alouds

Students define text types, examine how text structure affects meaning, and identify audience and purpose.

Responding To The Read-Aloud Text

Students analyze, interpret, critique and make connections to texts to form judgments about themselves and the world.

Do Something

Students apply learning to their own lives through performance tasks that build critical literacy and civic engagement.

  • Grades 3-12

    1

    Word work

    Students increase their ability to comprehend and produce language by accessing and using key vocabulary from the central text in their own reading, writing, speaking and listening.

    2

    Close and critical Reading

    Students improve their reading comprehension skills by analyzing, interpreting, critiquing and making connections to the central text in ways that help them form their sense of self and their views of the world.

    3

    Community Inquiry

    Students develop their speaking and listening skills by engaging in meaningful conversation about the central text and relating the discussion back to the text and to the anti-bias standards.

    4

    Write to the source

    Students improve their writing skills by responding to ideas and claims found in the central text using the text to support their own reflection and analysis.

    5

    Do Something

    Students demonstrate their anti-bias awareness and proficiency through their everyday behavior or coordinated social action.

  • Grades K-2

    1

    Phase1: Exploring the text through read alouds

    Students define text types, examine how text structure affects meaning, and identify audience and purpose.

    2

    Phase2:Responding to the read-aloud text

    Students analyze, interpret, critique and make connections to texts to form judgments about themselves and the world.

    3

    Phase3: Do something

    Students apply learning to their own lives through performance tasks that build critical literacy and civic engagement.