Connecticut Core Standards

Connecticut Dream Team created English Language Arts & Content Literacy Close Reading Plans

Materials for Grades K-5

Grade Title
K-1 Frogs!
K-1 Acorn to Oak Tree
1 Fireflies
1 Peter's Chair
2 Owl Moon
2 The Raft
2 How a Seed Grows
2 A Bad Kangaroo
2 One Tiny Turtle
2 Who Would Win? Whale vs. Giant Squid
2 The Empty Pot
2-3 Autumn
3 Ruby's Shoes
3 Super Smog in China
3 Owl Moon
3-4 Stuart Little
4 Stray
4 A Sudden Slice of Summer
4 When Marian Sang
4 The Cloud: A Folktale
5 On the Deporting of her friend, Marta, from Hungary
5 Paul Revere's Ride
5 Tuck Everlasting
5 Eleven
5 Hatchet
5 Queen of the Falls
5 Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
5 Richard Wright and the Library Card
5 Spaghetti
5 George vs. George

Materials for Grades 6-8

Grade Title
6 On Indian Removal
6 The Ideal Physician
6 Thank You, Ma'am
6 Not-So-Loony Toons
6 Black Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old West
6 The Unsinkable Wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic
6-8 Earth's Composition
7 A Jury of Her Peers
8 The Lottery
8 Do Cell Phones Belong in the Classroom?
8 Farewell to Manzanar
8 Identical Twins' Genes Are Not Identical

Materials for Grades 9-12

Grade Title
9-10 The Bet
9-10 Lord of the Flies
9-10 The Stone Boy
9-10 Cold House, Hot House, Green House
9-10 The Scarlet Ibis
9-10 Searching for Summer
9-10 Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
9-10 Lizards Undergo Rapid Evolution After Introduction to a New Home
9-10 The Man in the Water
11-12 3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution
11-12 Self-Reliance