English Language Arts


Jason Stephenson
Project Manager of Secondary English Language Arts & Library Media

(405) 522-3628

Christie Barris
Project Manager of ELementary English Language Arts

(405) 522-1716

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 Framework, past professional development slideshows, writing contest information, and access to instructional communities for professional growth.

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 & 6-12 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-23-5, and 6-12 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 Sharon Morgan with any questions.


Science of Reading Training for Teachers in Grades 4-8

  • This training consists of multiple learning modules from Ashlock Consulting that will help teachers in grades 4-8 learn how to teach literacy skills to their students.
  • By learning about phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, summarizing, and inferences, teachers will gain the knowledge and confidence to assist their students who lack foundational reading skills.
  • The asynchronous modules will total a minimum of 15 hours of learning spread across the fall semester of 2024.
  • Participants will  be required to attend 3 virtual meetings throughout the semester to reinforce their learning.
  • Participants will receive a physical copy of the Reading Strategy and Skill Resource with Knowledge Connections book.
  • After completing the coursework, participants will receive a certificate and access to additional learning modules and resources.

Deadline: Submit this form by August 6, 2024.


Imagine Reading Bundle

The Imagine Reading Bundle is provided free to qualifying districts for students in Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grades and students who are not reading at grade level in grades 4-6.


Imagine Language & Literacy supports Oklahoma’s Academic Standards for English Language Arts through personalized instruction that accelerates reading and language proficiency. Imagine Language & Literacy is a supplemental, adaptive online curriculum that provides targeted instruction in all four domains of literacy — reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Its flexibility makes it suited for any instructional setting, from whole-class to small-group to one-on-one.

Imagine Reading is a teacher led program designed for independent readers. It will take your students to another literacy level, providing students with an extensive reading library to supplement and support day-to-day curriculum.

Click HERE to learn more about the Imagine Reading Bundle.

·   School/District Application:   Apply here to bring the Imagine Literacy Bundle to your students

Professional Development

Professional Development Request Form


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Last updated on July 24, 2024