Common Core Standards for English and Language Arts (ELA)
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) establish guidelines for English language arts (ELA) as well as for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Because students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, the standards promote the literacy skills and concepts required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines.
The Common Core asks students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies. Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.
- Start Here to Learn How to Navigate the ELA Website
- ELA Standards by Grade
- Innovation Configuration Map for Transitional Dialogue
- Helps to identify the level of your implementation of CCSS.
- Briefly describes how one might respond to various standards-based questions during the transition to full implementation of the CCSS.
- CCSS Codes for Identifying Standards in Curriculum Documents
Supplementary material on reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, as well as a glossary of key terms. Also includes Text Complexity - New Research.
Text exemplars illustrating the complexity, quality, and range of reading appropriate for various grade levels with accompanying sample performance tasks.
Includes annotated samples demonstrating at least adequate performance in student writing at various grade levels.
For more information on ELA Standards in Delaware, contact Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development at 302-735-4180.