K-12 ELA resources & Links

Standards and Implementation

KSDE ELA Standards Website Page

Engageny - Curriculum and Instruction Website from New York Department of Education

Academic Vocabulary List from Jim Burke, categorized by parts of speech

Building Academic Vocabulary, resources, presentations, and lists by grade from OK DOE

Common Core Maps

Text Exemplars free & purchsed from Appendix B

Common Core Utah ELA maps K-6

Common Core Utah ELA maps 6-12

Ohio Department of Education ELA

ELA Resources for Common Core


KSDE ELA Website Page

Teralyn Cohn ELA Resources from 1-19-15 in-service

Teralyn Cohn Livebinders link – has great resource for ELA classroom

Lexile Framework

Lexile by Chapter Guides: explore one aspect of the text complexity within a book by providing Lexile measures for every chapter in the text. Each guide includes a graph and table displaying the Lexile information to help educators, parents, and students better understand where the peaks and valleys of complexity reside within a text. Use the link below to access this new resource.

Accelerated Reader Book Find for Reading Level

Scholastic Teacher Book Wizard

Read Works - website for reading resources - includes lessons, units, novel studies, and more

www.PowerMyLearning.org‎ -Thousands of Free Math & English Edu. Games Tagged by Common Core

fortheteachers.org - Curriculum resources, and Instructional resources for all subjects.

Wiki - Kristi Orcutt Rsources

Literacy Leader website

Sunflower Literacy Project

Google Lit. trips - Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story. The focus is on creating engaging and relevant literary experiences for students.

Assessment Information

KSDE ELA Assessment Page

CETE KAP ELA Page - this is the content area page in the kansas assessment program website

CETE KAP ELA Formative Assessment Tools page - this is formative tools in KAP website for ELA

2015 ELA Assessment Update October 2014

www.ksde.org/ela.:  2016 MDPT resources, prompts, and scored student responses (6th and 8th grade only for this year) from field test materials. They have been posted to the ELA portal:

Tips sheet for taking and administering the MDPT - 3/30/15: 

Policy update/clarification for the Multidisciplinary Performance Task (MDPT) – January 29, 2015 by Lee Jones KSDE

Updated Information  about the Multidisciplinary Performance Assessment Tasks (MDPT)

Links to Sample Performance Tasks & Exemplary Lessons (all content areas)

Preparing Students for Writing on Demand

KSDE Rubric for MDPT Grade 3-5 - Opinion

KSDE Rubric for MDPT Grades 6-8 - Argument

KSDE Rubric for MDPT High School - Argument

Writing Strategic Strategies Handouts - this was from the August 2015 in-service day.