English Language Arts

 Explore resources specifically related to high quality English Language Arts (ELA) and literacy instruction. From expert blog commentary to resources to support professional learning, this is your one-stop-shop for all things ELA. 

This legislation tracker monitors which states have passed laws requiring schools to implement evidence-based reading instruction and the requirements of each state’s legislation.

Commentary

When Kids Can’t Read, States Have To Do Better

As I’ve stated before, local districts are where the heart of curriculum adoption and implementation takes place – but states can and should make it easier for districts to choose and use the best materials. These examples show just a few of the potential moves state leaders can make to turn good intentions into better reading results for kids.

17 States Highlight Quality Curriculum Initiatives in NAEP Score Responses

The educational data floodgates are wide open after a pandemic-era drought. From last week’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) release sharing data from 50 states and 26 cities to the Education Recovery Scorecard that maps district-level learning loss for 30 states and counting, there is no shortage of data to inform the deluge of stories about COVID’s impact on academic progress.

The Best End-of-School-Year Teacher Gift: Quality Materials and Training

Ask any parent or teacher about their best and worst end-of-school-year gift (given or received) and you’re sure to get some amusing stories (my worst as a parent – melted chocolates; as a teacher – jewelry). As this school year melts into summer, I have a much better present in mind: giving educators the instructional tools and training they deserve. 

Resources

Sold a Story

This podcast series by Emily Hanford investigates how ineffective reading instruction became so ingrained in our education system despite being proven wrong by cognitive scientists decades ago.

Essential Practices in Early Literacy

Guidance from Instruction Partners on the essential practices for building an effective early literacy system.

Curriculum Support Guide

 Quality materials can be a game-changer, but – ask any educator – it takes more than a box of books to support teaching and learning. If you are involved in the selection, launch, or support of a curriculum for your school or school system, this website is for you.

edtrust

EdTrust’s Literacy and Math Assignment Analysis Guides

Use these guides to determine whether classroom assignments align with college and career-ready standards.

Knowledge Matters Campaign

Explore vetted knowledge-building ELA curricula and learn how these programs can help students build knowledge in the fields of science, history, literature, and the arts while developing foundational reading skills.

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The Latest News and Updates in the world of high-quality learning materials.

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Learn more about the adoption and use of high-quality materials across the country.

Find News in Your State

The Latest News and Updates in the world of high-quality learning materials.

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Learn more about the adoption and use of high-quality materials across the country.

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