The links above provide overviews of the types of instruction that are targeted in the CLAVES curriculum. The two tables below provide: 1) an overview of the key questions and anchor texts for each of the three CLAVES units; 2) an overview of the sequencing of instructional across a given unit.
|Unit 1, Nature, Key Questions||Texts associated with key question|
|How do plants and animals depend on one another?
What are the different ways that humans can impact nature?
|The Wolves Are Back (George, 2008)
Species Revival (Authors, 2015a)
|Unit 2, Rights, Key Questions|
|How can people stand up for their rights?
What can people do to change things that are unfair?
|Ivan: The remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla (Applegate, 2014)
Yes, We Can! ¡Sí, Se Puede! (Cohn, 2002)
|Unit 3, Immigration, Key Q’s|
|How does immigration affect communication and culture?
Should schools make sure that students learn more languages than just English?
|Home at Last (Elya, 2002)
Bilingual Education (Authors, 2015b)
Units are composed of 3 lesson cycles.
Text- based language and comprehension
|Comprehension and Vocabulary
Comprehension and Vocabulary
|1||Comprehension and Vocabulary|
|Text- based language and comprehension||2||Comprehension and Vocabulary|
|Writing||2||Drafting & Revising|