The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) offers support for California English Language Arts Standards and Framework implementation. Support services can be provided at the school and district level. In addition, SMCOE offers many workshops and institutes that are offered as county-wide events. Support can be as follows:

  • Standards & Framework Implementation 
  • Foundational Skills
  • Small-Group Instruction
  • Integrated ELD in Language Arts
  • Tier 1- Reading Strategies and Support for Content
  • Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop
  • TOSA/Coaching Support for Communities of Practice
  • Instructional Leadership Support in Literacy
  • Administrative Leadership Support in Literacy and ELD
  • Textbook Adoption Support and Implementation
  • Recommended Literature Lists
  • Customized Technical Support for Schools & Districts

Summer Reading List!

Embrace Race – 20 children's books to support conversations on race, racism & resistance

Social Justice Books


Graphic Novel SERIES by Bands of Text Complexity

KLM Irresistibles

Best of Children's Literature 2019

Some Middle Grade Authors to Know

Fantasy Books by Bank

Transitional Series

Poetry Performance & Close Reading

Maria Vlahiotis

Coordinator, English Language Arts


Phone: (650) 802-5641

Rashami Kaur

Administrative Assistant, Curriculum and Instruction (CIS)


Phone: (650) 802-5417