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  1984
  Animal Farm
  Beowulf
  Brave New World
  The Canterbury Tales
  The Catcher in the Rye
  The Crucible
  Death of a Salesman
  Essay Apprentice Writing System
  Essay Architect Writing System
  Fahrenheit 451
  Frankenstein
  The Great Gatsby
  Great Expectations
  Hamlet
  The House on Mango Street
  The Hunger Games
  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  Julius Caesar
  Lord of the Flies
  Macbeth
  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  Night
  Odyssey
  Of Mice and Men
  The Pearl
  Romeo and Juliet
  The Scarlet Letter
  A Separate Peace
  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  The Things They Carried
  Things Fall Apart
  To Kill a Mockingbird
Welcome to the High School section of Secondary Solutions Common Core Aligned Literature Guides. Scroll down below to browse through our Guides aligned to the CCSS for grades 9 through 12.

Secondary Solutions Literature Guides can be used in the high school English Language Arts classroom to facilitate instruction of the Common Core ELA State Standards. Help students in Grades 9-12 grasp important literary concepts, including author's purpose, inference, text structure, analyzing claims in texts, and more. Our Literature Guides are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA National Standards and/or most individual state standards. You can be assured that the activities you are using in class are not only practical, applicable, but also purposeful, as each activity focuses on a specific skill taught through the text of the novel. For the Common Core Alignment Documentation for our Guides, click here.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four Novel Study
1984 Literature Guide
Price: $24.95

This 1984 Literature Guide from Secondary Solutions boasts 200 pages of Common Core State ELA Standards and NCTE/IRA Standards-Based, practical, and ready-to-use lessons for teaching Orwell's 1984 in 10th through 12th grade. See the full description for details, and to see just why our customers have given this 1984 Teaching Guide 5 stars!
A Separate Peace Literature Guide
A Separate Peace Literature Guide
Price: $24.95

This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for A Separate Peace contains 93 pages, aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grades 9-12. This comprehensive unit includes journal topics, pre-reading ideas and activities, Biography on author Margaret Peterson Haddix, Anticipation/Reaction Guide, Notes and graphic organizer on Elements of the Novel, Vocabulary Lists With and Without Definitions, Note-Taking and Summarizing Chart, Comprehension Check Questions, specific CCS-Based Standards Focus Activities on Tone and Mood, Writer's Purpose, Narrator and Point of View, Setting, Characterization, Character Types, and more, specific CCS-Based Assessment Preparation Activities on Vocabulary in Context, Analogies, Reading Comprehension, Definitions, Inference, Sentence Combining, and more, quizzes, tests, teaching resources and notes, and more! Don't reinvent the wheel - we've done all the work for you! For more, see the full description.
Animal Farm Teaching Guide
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Price: $24.95

This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for George Orwell’s Animal Farm contains 164 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and more, fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in Literature. Aligned for grades 9-11, this Guide includes everything you need to teach Animal Farm from beginning to end...everything has been done for you! See why this product is rated 5 stars!
Beowulf Lesson Plans, Teaching Guide
Beowulf Literature Guide
Price: $24.95

This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Beowulf contains 164 pages of student coursework, quizzes, tests, and teacher resources aligned with Common Core and NCTE/IRA ninth through twelfth grade English / Language Arts content standards.
Brave New World Teacher's Guide
Brave New World Literature Guide
Price: $24.94

This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Brave New World contains 72 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and more, fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in Literature and NCTE/IRA National ELA Curriculum and Content Area Standards for tenth through twelfth grade. Take the guesswork out of creating Common Core aligned lesson plans, and feel confident that you will be teaching what you are supposed to be teaching with our comprehensive Brave New World Literature Guide!
Death of a Salesman Literature Guide
Death of a Salesman Literature Guide
Price: $24.95

Isn’t it time you left the planning to someone else? This Common Core Standards-Aligned Death of a Salesman Literature Guide from Secondary Solutions boasts 98 pages of Common Core State ELA Standards and NCTE/IRA Standards-Based, practical, and ready-to-use lessons for teaching Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman in grades 9-12. This 98-page Guide has more than you need—and everything you could want.

Essay Architect and Essay Apprentice Bundle
Essay Apprentice and Essay Architect Bundle
Price: $70.00

Want BOTH the Essay Apprentice and Essay Architect Writing Systems for your students?  Save $10 by purchasing our bundle...get both for just $70!
Essay Apprentice Essay Writing System
Essay Apprentice Writing System
Price: $39.95

The perfect precursor to the best-selling Essay Architect, our Essay Apprentice Writing System helps students who are unable to write a five-paragraph essay or need a lot of extra help with the essentials of good writing. By building the basic foundations of writing through simple, yet practical activities, students learn the step-by-step process of creating writing they can be proud of.

  • Help students build autonomy and confidence through simple and practical creative writing activities and exercises
  • Help struggling or anxious writers through the basic parts of an essay by working step-by-step on each part of the writing process
Essay Architect Writing System
Essay Architect Writing System
Price: $39.95

Do your students struggle to get past one or two paragraphs for an essay? Are your students confused about the different types of essays and how to approach each? Do you have students who don't know basic essay terminology or structure? Do you dread the thought of grading your students essays, facing constant frustration and exhaustion? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then our REVISED Essay Architect Writing System is right for you!

Our Essay Architect Writing System is an all-inclusive, step-by-step method you can use to walk your students through the often confusing process of writing the five paragraph essay. I
ncludes 238 pages of reproducible worksheets, examples, teaching guides, graphic organizers, terminology, models, rubrics, sample essays, and more. This second book in our Essay Writing Series best helps those students who are able to write at least one paragraph in response to an essay prompt.
Fahrenheit 451 Teacher's Guide
Fahrenheit 451 Literature Guide
Price: $24.95

This Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for Fahrenheit 451 contains 84 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and more, fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in Literature and NCTE/IRA National ELA Curriculum and Content Area Standards for ninth through eleventh grade. Available in Print, downloadable PDF, and Print/PDF Discount Combo. Designed for grades 9-11.