English Language Arts

Welcome to the launch pad 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.

Professional Development

The Office of Standards and Curriculum 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. In order for the professional development to have as much impact as possible, for face-to-face interactions, groups need to include representation from at least 5 districts, an entire county, or that contain at least 25 teachers. For point-to-point/distance learning technology interactions any size group can be accommodated.

ELA Toolkit

Download the Standards

We recommend the vertically-aligned edition of the standards in order to facilitate conversations with your department, PLCs, 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.

▶ http://elaokframework.pbworks.com

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.

▶ ELAOKteachers.com/hellostandards


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


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!

▶ ELAOKteachers.com/mapsandpacing


The ELA/Social Studies Assessment Specialist is Christina McCreary in the Office of Assessment. Her office number is 405-521-3341.

Assessment Materials: Parent Student Teacher Guides, Blueprints, Test & Item Specifications, Writing Exemplars, Writing Rubrics

▶Manual: Accommodations Manual

▶ Updates: SDE.OK.gov/sde/office-assessments

ELA Newsletter

The most effective way you can make sure you don’t miss anything important is to sign up for the OKELA mailing list. We do not spam you, we promise.

▶ Sign up Today!

Secondary ELA Newsletters

ELA Facebook Groups

There are several Facebook groups set up by Oklahoma teachers where you can network with other ELA teachers who are using the Oklahoma Academic Standards for ELA within their instruction.

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


ELA Toolkit - printable version

Last updated on October 12, 2018