English Language Arts

Welcome to the hub 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 the ELA Curriculum Framework, virtual professional development modules, and access to instructional communities for professional growth.

ELA Toolkit

Download the Standards

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

All Grades (PK-12)

Grade-level Formats


ELA Curriculum Framework

The ELA 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.

▶ ELA Framework

  • Objective Analysis with Teacher & Student Actions, Resources, & Insights
  • Student Proficiency Levels & Instructional Guidance
  • Literacy Progressions
  • Engagement Strategies

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.

▶ Hello Standards


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 
▶ Standard 7 
Standard 8


Professional Development

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction is available to provide professional development to teachers in their local area, either face-to-face or through video conference or webinar (point-to-point/distance learning) technology. For face-to-face interactions, groups need to include representation from at least 5 districts, an entire county, or at least 25 teachers. For point-to-point/distance learning technology, interactions any size group can be accommodated.

PD Request Form

Regional Meetings:

Curriculum Maps & Pacing Guides

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

▶ Maps & Pacing


Office of Assessment 
Christina McCreary
ELA/Social Studies Assessment Specialist

▶ Assessment Materials Homepage
▶ Accommodations Manuals

▶ Test & Item Specifications:
Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8  

▶ Blueprints (Grades 3-8)

▶ Writing/Constructed Response Exemplars:

▶ Writing Rubrics: Grade 5 & Grade 8

▶ Performance Level Descriptors:
Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 Grade 7 | Grade 8

ELA Newsletter

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Elementary Newsletters

Secondary Newsletters

ELAOK Social Media

Several Facebook groups exist for Oklahoma ELA educators to collaborate, share ideas, and ask questions. Oklahoma English teachers can use the #elaok hashtag on Twitter to tag their posts. A Flipgrid board exists for Oklahoma teachers to create and share brief videos.

Join the #ELAOK Facebook groups!
▶ #ELAOK Elementary
▶ #OKEarlyEd

Use the #elaok hashtag on Twitter.

Share a brief video on the ELAOK Flipgrid board.

Last updated on February 5, 2019