Chicago Teachers Union Quest Center

The CTU Quest Center is proud to announce the publication of teacher created model instructional units! Five CCSS -driven units were written by 30 CPS teachers and field tested in 12 Chicago Public Schools. Following the field test the exemplar units were further revised by 20 CPS teachers and externally reviewed by reading expert Timothy Shanahan, and mathematics expert John T. Baldwin, of University of Illinois at Chicago. Each unit of instruction includes detailed instructions, anticipated student responses and teacher supports, EL adaptations, learning progressions, instructional activities, and a culminating task and assessment rubric. There are also selected videos from the classrooms of the CPS field test teachers available on YouTube’s CTU Quest Center channel. Every student task/activity is print ready. The PDF is easily navigable using embedded links for efficient and easy use. The units are “teacher friendly” and ready to implement in your classroom instruction!

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  • Math
  • High School
This is a ninth grade Algebra Unit, Lesson 1 out of 8. Quadratic Functions - Key Components. This lesson will begin the instructional unit by...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Learning to Navigate and Create Informational Texts - This 1st Grade ELA instructional unit contains 12 lessons with a culminating task complete with...
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This 2nd Grade instructional mathematics unit contains 15 lessons with a culminating task complete with a detailed lesson plan, anticipated student...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
This 4th Grade ELA instructional unit contains 10 lessons with a culminating task complete with a detailed lesson plan, anticipated student responses...
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
This 9th Grade ELA instructional unit contains 5 lessons with a culminating task complete with a detailed lesson plan, anticipated student responses...
  • Math
  • High School
This 9th Grade instructional mathematics unit contains 8 lessons with a culminating task complete with a detailed lesson plan, anticipated student...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is a first grade ELA Unit, Lesson 1 out of 12. All About Living Things: Learning to Navigate and Create Informational Texts - From Fact to...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is a first grade ELA Unit, Lesson 2 out of 12. All About Living Things: Learning to Navigate and Create Informational Texts - What Do Great...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is a first grade ELA Unit, Lesson 3 out of 12. All About Living Things: Learning to Navigate and Create Informational Texts - Introducing All-...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is a first grade ELA Unit, Lesson 4 out of 12. All About Living Things: Learning to Navigate and Create Informational Texts - Examining...