• Understand the ELA Lessons

    All of the lessons presented are designed to highlight one or more aspects of the ELA/literacy Shifts. These lessons focus on bringing the Shifts required by the standards into everyday instruction. The resources below explain how to identify and create lessons aligned to the Shifts. Learn more about 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.

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  • 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.