English Language Arts/Literacy

ELA Standards & Curriculum Resources (K-12)

Michigan State Standards, effective August, 2011.

English Language Arts

ELA State Standards, K-12  K-12 Standards for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects

ELA Appendix A  Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards, Glossary of Key Terms

ELA Appendix B  Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks

ELA Appendix C  Samples of Student Writing

ELA Essential Elements Breakdown of the Dynamic Learning Maps for the CCSS, for Teachers of Students with Very Significant Disabilities

Smarter Balanced Practice Tests and Sample Questions

ELA K-12 Sample Texts

ELA K-12 Student Writing Samples

Analysis of Core Reading Program

A Consumer's Guide to Evaluating a Core Reading Program Grades K-3

Revised (PET-R) from the University of Oregon 

ELA/Literacy Tri‐State Quality Review Rubric & Process 


ELA Rubric K-2

ELA Rubric 3-12

Grade Level Claims and Targets

Early Literacy

Read By Grade 3 Resources

Facts for Families

The law states that third graders may repeat third grade if they are more than one grade level behind beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.  To learn more, please read the Michigan Read By Grade Three Guide  (Oct 2019)  or visit MDE’s Early Literacy Page and select the Facts for Families: What is the Read by Grade 3 Law?

What is a good cause exemption process?

A specific reason within the law for a child to be promoted to 4th grade.   To learn more about the good cause exemption process, visit MDE’s Early Literacy Page and select Fact for Families:  What is a Good Cause Exemption Process?

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Early Learning Calendar (Birth to Pre-K) - This calendar has a lot of great ideas and fun things that you can do with your child to help develop and support skills needed for kindergarten success.

Family Literacy Calendar (Grades K-1) - This calendar was developed to help families with at-home activities that will support skill development in kindergarten and first grade.

SRESD Helping Your Child At Home - Strategies Parents Can Use 

K-3 Parent Read At Home Toolkit


Disciplinary Literacy Resources

English Learners (ELs)

State EL Resources

State Agency: Michigan Department of Education (MDE)

EL Website: Title III -- English Learner and Immigrant Education Programs

NEW   Seal of Biliteracy Update: Michigan

ELP Standards & Assessment

Overview: Michigan WIDA Website

Assessment: Michigan Student Assessment Website

ELL Accommodations: Information is available from the M-STEP website.

Welcoming Newcomers

Newcomer Resources


Creating a Welcoming Environment for English Learners

Instructional Resources

Global Storybooks Portal

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