The Core Knowledge Foundation is proud to announce that two new English Language Arts resources are now available for free download online.
Brown Girl Dreaming
This Grade 4 unit, based on the award winning memoir Brown Girl Dreaming by author Jacqueline Woodson, includes instruction and materials for fifteen 90 minute lessons. In this book, the author describes in emotionally charged and evocative language her life as an African American girl growing up in the South, and in New York City, in the 1960s and 1970s. This book is available for purchase from bookstores and online vendors.
The free, downloadable Core Knowledge Teacher Guide and Activity Book will enable teachers and students to explore the rich literary features of this book, as well as engage in discussions about themes of individual identity, connections to family and the wider community, and issues of tolerance.
The Core Knowledge instructional materials also identify numerous online resources that can be used by teachers to help implement culturally responsive and inclusive dialogue when discussing difficult issues raised in the book such as slavery and discrimination.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This Grade 5 unit includes fifteen 90 minute lessons based on the adapted Core Knowledge Core Classic.
The Student Book is available for purchase at $9.95 per copy in the Core Knowledge Store.
In this title, William Shakespeare uses language and the action of
the characters to create a light-hearted story which has a happy ending.The Core Knowledge Core Classic presents a grade-level narrative summary, as well as text in the format of a script that can