English Language Arts

Explore all components of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA). The first day emphasizes the implications of standards on ELA content, curriculum, and assessment. College and career readiness anchor standards for the four strands, and the progression and integration of the performance expectations within each strand are addressed. The second day focuses exclusively on reading and writing standards. Comprehension, text complexity, and informational texts are the highlights of the reading portion. The writing portion highlights the three genres emphasized by the CCSS, particularly Argument.



We'll help you and your teams analyze current instructional practices and infrastructure with recommendations and timelines for custom training and implementation. We have extensive professional development, train-the-trainer, and job-embedded services provide your teachers & leaders with the deepest understanding of the Common Core possible.



We'll help educators understand the Common Core's depth and rigor by creating and using demanding performance tasks that take the true measure of student understanding. Our workshops and job-embedded support help educators develop new curriculum frameworks and instructional units, enabling students to demonstrate understanding and develop strong academic behaviors.



We'll help you plan, launch, and provide on-going job-embedded support for teacher workgroups designing Common Core-based curriculum and instruction. Our workshops, job-embedded support, and collaborative services for leaders and teacher sustain and enhance implementation of the Common Core.