Resources for CCSS-ELA Curriculum Design Resources Instructional Strategies

Smarter Balanced Digital Library – See SBAC Administrator in your district for login and password information

The Digital Chalkboard

Engage New York (New York State Education Department’s Common Core Curriculum)

Understanding Language (Stanford University): Sample Unit “Persuasion Across Time and Space”

Word Generation (SERP): Open-Source, Discussion-Based Academic Vocabulary program for Grades 4-8.

NEWSELA: News Articles on current topics, written at five different lexile levels.

What Works Clearinghouse: Research-based instructional practices from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences

Reading and Writing Project: (Teachers College at Columbia University)

Achieve the Core (ELA lessons, tools, writing samples)

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST): Universal Design for Learning Understanding Proficiency.

California Dyslexia Guidelines

Resources for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Smarter Balanced Sample Items and Performance Tasks and Scoring Guides

Resources for Local, State and National Professional Organizations

California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)

California Association of Teachers of English (CATE)

California Common Core State Standards

California State University (CSU) Early Assessment Program (EAP) for English Success

ELA/ELD California Framework

ERWC: CSU Expository Reading & Writing Online Community (Password Protected for ERWC-trained teachers)

National Council of Teachers of English

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

Overview of the Framework