Themed Literature Units
 

Addressing Common Core State Standards with
Themed Literature Units

Reading
Although a well-designed Themed Literature Unit can address all of the CCSS anchor standards for reading, the theme-based and deep reading nature of a TLU makes it an especially powerful strategy for these specific standards:

Key Ideas and Details

1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

9. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.



Themed Literature Units

Katherine L. Schlick Noe, Ph.D.
College of Education
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
email: kschlnoe@seattleu.edu



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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