CLAVES for Teachers

The CLAVES curriculum is structured around text and writing cycles that are designed to address big ideas about important and sometimes controversial topics. Throughout the course of a text or writing cycle, students are challenged to consider their stance on the cycle or unit topic. Each unit is comprised of two 7-day, text-based lesson cycles, and one 3-day writing cycle. See below for an overview of the unit structure.

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7-day text cycle (2 text cycles per unit)

Days 1&2

Reading & Embedded Language Work (Vocabulary)

Days 3-5

Reading & Embedded Language Work (Morphology/Syntax)

Day 6

Catch-up Day and Extension Activities

Day 7

Small group discussion

3-day writing cycle (1 per unit)

Day 1


Day 2

Drafting and Revising

Day 3