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English Language Arts


Jason Stephenson
Director of Secondary English Language Arts & Library Media

(405) 522-3628

Deb Wade
Director of Elementary English Language Arts

(405) 521-3034

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

This page supports 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 the English Language Arts Curriculum Framework, past professional development slideshows, writing contest information, and access to instructional communities for professional growth.

2021 Standards

Download the new 2021 Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts. Visit the English Language Arts Standards page for implementation documents, including a revised appendix, crosswalks of the 2016 and 2021 standards, and vertical progressions for grades PK-5, 3-8, and 6-12.

High-Quality Instructional Materials


To provide guidance to teachers, schools, and districts as they make decisions about the best high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) for their students, the OSDE now has reviews of PK-5 ELA instructional materials. The reviews include scores and rationales to help inform stakeholders as they decide which materials to adopt. Blank rubrics for ELA Grades PK-2 and ELA Grades 3-5 are also available if districts would like to conduct their own reviews. The three-tiered structure of the rubric and the three overall ratings are explained on the Approved Titles page. Contact Rebecca Morales, Director of Instructional Materials, with any questions.


Professional Development

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Last updated on February 10, 2022