• Understand the ELA Lessons

    All of the lessons presented are designed to highlight one or more aspects of the ELA/literacy Shifts.

  • Connection to the Shifts

    These lessons and classroom resources focus on bringing the Shifts required by the standards into everyday instruction. The ELA/Literacy Shifts are:

    Complexity: Regular practice with complex text and its academic language

    Evidence: Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational

    Knowledge: Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction

    Learn more about the ELA/Literacy Shifts.

  • The ELA/Literacy Shifts at a Glance
    • The Common Core ELA/Literacy Shifts at a Glance

      A document explaining the biggest changes ELA / Literacy for the CCSS.