A document explaining the biggest changes in ELA / literacy for the CCSS and other college- and career-ready standards.
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