High School Language Arts

Contact

Holly Cornelison Hopla
Language Arts Curriculum Specialist
CornelisonHoplaH@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 (various dates - see IMC and Board Approval section below): Field Testing or materials recommendation
    • Winter 2018 (various dates - see IMC and Board Approval section below): Materials recommendation to IMC
    • 2019 (various dates - see IMC and Board Approval section below): IMC review
    • 2019 (various dates - see IMC and Board Approval section below): Community viewing (contingent on IMC recommendation)
    • 2019 (various dates - see IMC and Board Approval section below): Board review

Click here to view the selected materials for the 2018-2020 High School Language Arts Curriculum Adoption.


MEETING SUMMARIES

Instructional Review Committee and Board Approval Dates

Book Title

Authors

Grade

Presented to IMC

Decision

Romeo and JulietWilliam Shakespeare9th Whole Class3/7/2019passed IMC 4/4/2019
How Dare the Sun RiseSandra Uwiringiyimana10th Whole Class3/7/2019passed IMC 4/4/2019
MacbethWillam Shakespeare10th Whole Class3/7/2019passed IMC 4/4/2019
Small Place, AJamaica Kincaide10th Whole Class3/7/2019passed IMC 4/4/2019
I am Not Your Perfect Mexican DaughterErika L Sanchez11th Book Club3/7/2019passed IMC 4/4/2019
PassingNella Larsen11th Book Club3/7/2019passed IMC 4/4/2019 not unanimous
Their Eyes Were Watching GodNora Zeale Hurston11th NO Book Club3/7/2019passed ONLY: Whole Class 4/4/2019
FencesAugust Wilson11th Whole Class3/7/2019passed IMC 4/4/2019 not unanimous
Glass CastleJeannette Walls11th Whole Class3/7/2019passed IMC 4/4/2019

On Public Display: April 5, 2019 to April 25, 2019

Approved by Board: May 5, 2019


Book Title

Authors

Grade

Presented to IMC

Decision

Houghton Mifflin Into Literature 9th Anthology4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
Lily and DunkinDonna Gephart9th Book Club4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
Haroun and the Sea of StoriesSalman Rushdie9th Whole Class4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
Bedford - Advanced Language and Literature 10th Anthology4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
Chinese CinderellaAdeline Yen Mah10th Book Club4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
Astonishing Color of After, TheEmily R. X. Pan10th Whole Class4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
Blood, Water, PaintJoy McCullough10th Whole Class4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury10th Whole Class4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
Bedford - Conversations in American Literature 11th Anthology4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
57 Bus, TheDashka Slater11th Book Club4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019
Killers of the Flower MoonDavid Grann11th Book Club4/4/2019passed IMC 5/2/2019

On Public Display: May 3, 2019 to May 16, 2019

Approved by Board: May 22, 2019


Book Title

Authors

Grade

Presented to IMC

Decision

AmericanizedSara Saedi9th Book Club5/2/2019passed IMC 6/6/2019
Piecing Me TogetherRenee Watson9th Book Club5/2/2019passed IMC 6/6/2019
Persepolis 1Marjane Satrapi9th Whole Class5/2/2019passed IMC 6/6/2019
Things Fall ApartChinua Achebe9th Whole Class5/2/2019passed IMC 6/6/2019
Radius of Us, TheMarie Marquardt10th Book Club5/2/2019passed IMC 6/6/2019
Chronicle of a Death ForetoldGabriela Garcia Marquez10th Whole Class5/2/2019passed IMC 6/6/2019
FrankensteinMary Shelley10th Whole Class5/2/2019passed IMC 6/6/2019
Lord of the Flies, TheWilliam Golding10th Whole Class5/2/2019passed IMC 6/6/2019
OutliersMalcolm Gladwell10th Whole Class5/2/2019passed IMC 6/6/2019
Fallen AngelsWalter Dean Myers11th Whole Class5/2/2019not enough votes at 6/6/19 IMC meeting. Passed IMC 9/12/19, passed Board 9/26/19
Nisei DaughterMonica Sone11th Whole Class5/2/2019not enough votes at 6/6/19 IMC meeting. Passed IMC 9/12/19, passed Board 9/26/19

On Public Display: June 7, 2019 to June 20, 2019

Approved by Board: June 26, 2019


Book Title

Authors

Grade

Presented to IMC

Decision

Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, TheSherman Alexie9th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Alpha, Abidjan to ParisBessora & Barroux9th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Between SistersAdwoa Badoe9th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Boy 21Matthew Quick9th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
In the Time of ButterfliesJulia Alvarez9th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Marcelo and the Real WorldFrancisco Stark9th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
My Family DividedDiane Guerrero9th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
All American BoysJason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely10th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Between Shades of GrayRuta Sepetys10th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Born a CrimeTrevor Noah10th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, TheMark Haddon10th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Dear MartinNic Stone10th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Long Way Gone, AIshmael Beah10th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Catcher in the Rye, TheJ. D. Salinger10th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Hillbilly ElegyJD Vance11th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
How the Garica Girls Lost Their AccentsJulia Alvarez11th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019
Into the WildJohn Krakauer11th Book Club6/6/2019passed IMC 9/12/2019

On Public Display: September 13, 2019 to September 26, 2019

Approved by Board: September 26, 2019


Book Title

Authors

Grade

Presented to IMC

Decision
The Girl with Seven NamesHyeonseo Lee10th Book Club10/10/2019passed IMC 11/14/2019
You Bring the Distant NearMitali Perkins10th Book Club10/10/2019passed IMC 11/14/2019
HomegoingYaa Gyasi11th Book Club3/7/2019, 11/14/2019rejected 4/4/2019. RE-EVAL 11/14/2019
RefugeesViet Thanh Nguyen11th Book Club3/7/2019, 11/14/2019rejected 4/4/2019. RE-EVAL 11/14/2019
American StreetIbi Zoboi9th Book Club6/6/2019, 10/10/2019did not vote on 9/12; suggest teacher presentation in October. did NOT pass 11/14/19 IMC Meeting
Sing, Unburied, SingJesmyn Ward11th Book Club6/6/2019, 10/10/2019did not vote on 9/12; suggest teacher presentation in October. passed IMC 11/14/2019
Things They Carried, TheTim O'Brien11th Book Club6/6/2019, 10/10/2019did not vote on 9/12; suggest teacher presentation in October. passed IMC 11/14/2020
Bless Me, UltimaRudolfo Anaya9th Whole ClassNO IMC for 2019; reviewed in 2011n/a
NightElie Wiesel10th Whole ClassNO IMC for 2019; reviewed in 2011n/a
Great Gatsby, TheF. Scott Fitzgerald11th Whole ClassNO IMC for 2019; reviewed in 2011n/a
Raisin in the Sun, ALorraine Hansberry11th Whole ClassNO IMC for 2019; reviewed in 2011n/a
House on Mango Street, TheSandra Cisneros9th Whole ClassNO IMC for 2019; reviewed in 2015n/a

On Public Display: November 15, 2019 through December 2, 2019

Approved by Board: December 12, 2019