English Language Arts

Welcome to the launch pad for English Language Arts information and support for Oklahoma educators and students!

This page is devoted to supporting Oklahoma teachers and school districts with the successful implementation of the Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education collaborates with Oklahoma educators to develop and identify high-quality resources for teachers and districts. Oklahoma resources include Curriculum Frameworks, virtual professional development modules, and access to instructional communities for professional growth.   

Toolkit - Printable version #Toolkit [bit.ly/elaoktoolkit]

Download the Standards

We recommend the vertically aligned edition of the standards in order to facilitate conversations with your department, PLCs, and/or vertical teams.



⊕ PDF: Grade-level Formats


Curriculum Frameworks

Curricular Frameworks are resources developed to help teachers translate standards into classroom practice. They do not represent a directive to teachers, schools or districts for classroom instruction.

▶ http://elaokframework.pbworks.com

PD On Your Plan

There are two virtual modules available for professional development. The first is a 13 minute critical overview of the standards. The second is an 8 minute introduction to aligning curriculum to the standards.

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/// ELAOKteachers.com/bundling


Three 4-8 minute modules provide guidance on individual standards and each features the teachers on the ELA Standards Writing Team. More coming soon!

▶ Standard 1 Available Here
▶ Standard 7 Available Here
▶ Standard 8 Available Here


Curriculum Maps & Pacing Guides Share

Oklahoma teachers shared their hard work to be used as sample/example curriculum guides. Share your efforts with the ELA community!



Office of Assessment
ELA/Social Studies Assessment Specialist

✓Assessment Materials:  PSTGs, Blueprints, Item   Specs

✓Manual: Accommodations Manual

✓ Updates: SDE.OK.gov/sde/office-assessments

✓ Writing Test Memo: bit.ly/writingtestmemo

OKELA Mailing List

The most effective way you can make sure you don’t miss anything important is to sign up for the OKELA Mailing List. We do not SPAM you, we promise.

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ELA Facebook Groups

There are several Facebook Groups set up by Oklahoma teachers where you can network with other ELA teachers who are using the Oklahoma Academic Standards for ELA within their instruction.

Join the #ELAOK Facebook Groups
✔ #ELAOK Elementary
✔ #OKEarlyEd

Last updated on July 26, 2018