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ELA Unit Writers

Posted 1 year ago in Education

Status: part-time; contracted projects

Supervisor: Tami Shaw, Curriculum Coordinator

Pay: $1000 per unit; multiple units available

Blueprint Education is re-writing all four years of high school English to meet the rigor and depth of the Common Core standards. Blueprint’s courses are taken independently by self-paced students; therefore, the learning content must be clear, rigorous, and supportive. Unit writers will use templates, follow specific expectations, and meet deadlines.

Based on a given theme and writing style, writers will select an anchor text (book) and supporting texts (articles, poems, media, short stories, or excerpts) for their unit. They will develop the lesson content, assignments, answer keys, and assessments for a unit. As they write, they will align their assignments and assessments to the Common Core Standards. The writer will also provide scaffolding materials and Honors components for the unit.

Each unit equates to one quarter credit. Each unit is comprised of 7 or 8 “lessons,” and an exam. A lesson contains 4-8 hours of learning time (similar to a week in a traditional school, where class meets for one hour daily, plus homework).

The position will be hired for a single project on a contracted basis, work virtually, and submit the content via email.


All units must be completed by May 15, 2014 (earlier deadlines will be set).

Knowledge and Skills

  • ability to commit to and meet strict deadlines
  • creative ideas for student lessons and assignments
  • high academic expectations for students
  • insight and tangible ways to support struggling students
  • thorough understanding of Common Core ELA standards for grades 9-12
  • knowledge of diverse texts and writing styles
  • learns from feedback

NOTE: The ideal unit writer desires a flexible schedule but is able to commit significant time to developing the units quickly.

About Blueprint Education:

Welcome to Blueprint Education where for more than 45 years our schools and programs have enabled our staff to inspire students to make better choices and be champions of their own learning, moving hundreds of thousands of students toward a high school diploma and beyond. Every decision, every task, every day is focused on individual needs for each one of our schools and programs. Flexible scheduling and self paced courses empower, encourage and accelerate hope for our students' future.

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