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Learn how to write a full unit plan that is aligned with the CCR Standards for ELA and contextualized within meaningful topics. Finish with one draft unit plan and the knowledge of how to create more.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers and curriculum developers for ELA and content-area subjects.

In this practical multi-part training, develop at least one complete unit plan as part of your program's overall curriculum. The unit-planning process will involve the following: 

  • Distinguishing among and constructing the unit purpose, unit goal(s), and unit objectives
  • Identifying relevant standards from the reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language strands
  • Selecting texts
  • Incorporating sequenced, scaffolded, and standards-based skill instruction
  • Including meaningful formative and summative assessments 

In order to design an integrated ELA unit, complete all three components:

  • Part 1: Face-to-face session on March 8 in Cambridge (5.5 hours) 
  • Part 2: Complete/refine draft unit plans (3 hours)
  • Part 3: Webinar on April 26 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (1.5 hours) 

PDPs may be earned by successfully completing all three components plus an additional final project to be arranged with the presenter. 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Write effective unit goal statements and unit purpose statements
  • Integrate the four strands of the CCR Standards for ELA (reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language) into unit instruction
  • Incorporate appropriately complex texts
  • Provide opportunities for explicit instruction and embedded skill learning
  • Sequence instruction with attention to the scaffolding of learning
  • Use formative and summative assessments to inform instruction
03/08/2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
2067 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness
Curriculum Development
PDP Eligible: 
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