English Language Arts


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

(405) 522-3628

Sharon Morgan
Program Director, Standards and Learning

(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  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. The 2021 standards will be fully assessed in Spring 2024.

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 Anthony Purcell with any questions.


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 March 12, 2024