English Language Arts Resources
Explore English Language Arts resources, including those that can be used during school closures! These resources will continue to be updated. Please check back frequently.
Drop in to ELA Office hours. These are times for your questions. Stop by for a few minutes to ask questions and get ideas on your specific lessons or needs.
• Grades 6-12:
Monday 3:00-4:00 PM, Wednesday 9:00-10:00 AM Zoom Meetings
We are available at other times as well, just email us and we will schedule a time that works for you.
The Comprehensive Literacy Plan is a resource for parents, caregivers, teachers, and administrators all along the birth to college and career continuum. The Plan is based on SAILS—a systems approach where literacy achievement for all students is expected. Like a sail harnessing a wind, the approach connects the efforts of all stakeholders to improve literacy outcomes.
The Washington State Dyslexia Resource Guide provides guidance to schools and families in the realm of dyslexia, with three goals in mind: build an understanding of the term dyslexia; learn how to identify students with dyslexia; and support teachers and parents in educating students with dyslexia. Prepared by the Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WABIDA) in collaboration with the OSPI Reading Office, the guide is intended for administrators, educators and caregivers in making the best educational decisions for Washington students with dyslexia.
The ELA menu targets two groups: LAP students in grades K–12 and all students in grades K–4. At the heart of the menu is a focus on accelerating student ELA performance. Districts providing LAP behavior services must use a practice or strategy from the ELA menu. Under certain conditions described in the OSPI guidelines, districts may use a practice not on the menu as long as data shows the practice is effective.
The Early Literacy Pathways was created to support educators, caregivers and families in understanding and supporting Washington children’s development in literacy and beyond. This document will support and enhance the conversation of how best to support every child's future.
Resources to Support the Common Core Shifts
- Complex Text & Academic Language
- Determining Text Complexity
- more resources available soon
While districts could determine their own plan for implementing the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, a three-year transition plan was provided.