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High School Language Arts

Contact

Kristin Edlund
Language Arts Curriculum Specialist
edlundk@issaquah.wednet.edu

State standards

Current Materials

Grade 9
  • Holt McDougal Literature Program (9th grade program at IHS and LHS/World Lit program at SHS)
  • Holt McDougal Writing and Grammar
  • Online Access for students and teachers and class sets of textbooks
  • Novels and Dramas
    • Things Fall Apart
    • Haroun and the Sea of Stories
    • Bless Me Ultima
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
Grade 10
  • Holt McDougal Literature Program (10th grade program at IHS and LHS/World Lit program at SHS)
  • Holt McDougal Writing and Grammar
  • Online Access for students and teachers and class sets of textbooks
  • Novels and Dramas
    • Lord of the Flies
    • Night
    • Animal Farm
    • Book Thief
    • Julius Caesar
    • MacBeth
Grade 11
  • Holt McDougal Literature Program
  • Holt McDougal Writing and Grammar
  • Online Access for students and teachers and class sets of textbooks
  • Novels and Dramas
    • Great Gatsby
    • Huck Finn
    • To Kill a Mockingbird
    • The Crucible
    • A Raisin in the Sun 

Adoption process and timeline

  • ELA Curriculum Parent Input Survey – December 2017
  • High School ELA Adoption Committee formed – December 2017
  • Adoption Committee meeting dates: Each meeting date includes its planned main agenda item(s), then links to the specific meeting summary when available
    • March 28, 2018: Charter, norms, review of standards and best practices, materials “first look”
    • May 9, 2018: Equity presentation, Materials review
    • Fall 2018 (TBD): Field Testing or materials recommendation
    • Winter 2018 (TBD): Materials recommendation to IMC
    • 2019 (TBD): IMC review
    • 2019 (TBD): Community viewing (contingent on IMC recommendation)
    • 2019 (TBD): Board review