This page provides the curriculum resources to support 6-8 English language arts and literacy instruction.

Secondary Core Model Curriculum Guide

Below is the Secondary Core Model Curriculum Guide with research and evidence-based instructional routines to support effective instruction.

BPS Secondary Core Model Curriculum Guide Grades 6-8.pdf
Gr 6-12 ELA Core Actions AY16.pdf

Close Reads

Click the folder to access the close reading resources aligned to McDougal Littell for grades 6-8. An example of one of the documents is embedded below.

McDougal Littell Grade 6 Bullies.pdf

Curriculum Embedded Tasks (CET)

These are the Curriculum Embedded Tasks (CET) for grades 6-8.

Writing Task Templates

LDC Template Tasks November 2011.pdf

Worked Student Writing Samples

This link will take you to the ESE Curriculum and Instruction page for the Writing Standards in Action Project. This project provides grade-level worked student samples of the three text types:


All resources on this site are CC-BY-NC-SA by BPS ELA and Literacy unless otherwise noted.

BPS ELA and Literacy | 617-635-6968 | Dr. Oneida Fox Roye, Director of English Language Arts and Literacy, K-12 | ofoxroye@bostonpublicschools.org