ELA Standards


Jason Stephenson
Director of Secondary English Language Arts

(405) 522-3628

Sharon Morgan
Director of Elementary English Language Arts

(405) 521-3034

Download the 2021 Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts.

2021 OAS for ELA cover

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English Language Arts Curriculum Framework

The English Language Arts Curriculum Framework is a hub of resources developed to help teachers translate standards into classroom practice. They do not represent a directive to teachers, schools, or districts for classroom instruction.

▶ English Language Arts Curriculum Framework

  • Objective Analysis with Teacher & Student Actions, Recommendations, Key Terms, & Related Objectives
  • Student Proficiency Levels & Instructional Guidance
  • Literacy Progressions
  • Engagement Strategies
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Implementation Resources

These documents support teachers and school districts in fully implementing the Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts.

Crosswalk, Grades Pre-K–5

Crosswalk, Grades 6–12

Vertical Progression, Grades Pre-K–5

Vertical Progression, Grades 3–8

Vertical Progression, Grades 6–12



EngageOK 2021 video & landing page

Vertical Progressions & Appendix video & slides

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Standard Shorts

These short videos provide guidance on individual standards, and each features a teacher or professor from the English Language Arts Standards writing team.

▶ Standard 1: Speaking & Listening
▶ Standard 2: Reading Foundations
▶ Standard 2: Reading & Writing Processes
▶ Standard 3: Critical Reading & Writing
 Standard 4: Vocabulary
▶ Standard 5: Language
▶ Standard 6: Research
▶ Standard 7: Multimodal Literacies
▶ Standard 8: Independent Reading & Writing

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Last updated on July 27, 2022