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Curriculum Alignment for Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors Online offers students the opportunity to research their favorite authors and works in order to achieve regular practice with complex text and its academic language. Contemporary Authors Online provides a wide range of content and levels of complexity. It includes in-depth biographical material of all the literary greats of the 20th century whose works are popular in today’s high school and college curricula, as well as updated material on 21st century authors.

Teachers of grades 6-12 will find Contemporary Authors Online to be an invaluable companion to the Pennsylvania ELA Core Standards for citing evidence, analyzing content, and studying source materials to work on reading, writing, and speaking standards. Altogether, these resources will assist students in the use of language to intelligently evaluate and discuss works of literature.

Support is included for the following standards:

Standard 1.2: Reading Informational Text
Standard 1.4: Writing
Standard 1.5: Speaking and Listening

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