ELA & Literacy Standards Roadmap

ELA Common Core Standards - this is the site with the slider to choose grade levels and to choose the Anchor Standard. Great to use when looking at standards above and/or below your grade level.
Achieve the Core - Look for exemplar lessons on close reading.
I Teach 4 Results (Krisit's Wiki)

This chart was made by Auburn -Washburn Schools.
Spelling Progressions K-12

Grammar Progressions K-12

Writing & Technology Progressions K-12

Online Resources
Model Curriculum for English Language Arts - Grades K -12 Teachers across Ohio collaboratively created this model curriculum. Each of these documents include instructional strategies and resources that correlate to the CCSS. Embedded within each are the previous grade bands and the next grade bands.
North Carolina Common Core Instructional Support Tools Check out the section called ELA and Math Unpacking Standards. These documents support teachers' understanding of the common core and essential standards.

Open Education Resources This webpage contains open access resources and digital textbooks that are available within the public domain. They are not copyrighted and may be customized, modified, or combined with other materials.

ELA & Literacy Resources for the Kansas Common Core Standards This is a very well organized list of resources from KSDE.

Annotated Common Core Standards for ELA, Grades 9 - 10. These are a free download from Teachers Pay Teachers, which will be helpful in understanding some of the wording in the standards.

Four Major Shifts in Literacy
These 4 videos will help with understanding the major changes in literacy standards.

Videos from The Teaching Channel

Most of these videos are from 4 minutes to 14 minutes long. There are several more ELA /Literacy videos at this site besides the ones listed here.
Using Debate to Develop Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills
Grades 9 - 12
Improving Speaking Skills with Poetry Podcasting
Grades 6 - 8
Silent Tea Party: Pre-Reading for Challenging Texts
Grades 9 - 12
Interactive Stations: Increasing Engagement and Understanding
Grades 9 - 12
Socratic Seminar: Supporting Claims and Counter Claims
Grades 9 - 12
Adapting Literature for a Screenplay
Grades 9 - 12
Text Graffiti: Previewing Challenging Topics
Grade 8
Video Challenge: Spot Useful Teaching Tactics in the "Uncut Classroom"
Grades 9 - 12
The Art of Questioning: Content, Meaning and Style
Grades 9 - 12
Making Sense of Symbols, Patterns and Themes
Grades 9 - 12
Guided Reading with Jenna Complete Lesson
Grade 5
Mary Dwyer Teaches Fifth Grade Language Arts
Grade 5
Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy
All Grades
Poetry Workstations
Grades 4- 8
Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive
Grade 7
Ms Noonan: Making Students into Better Writers
Grades 3 - 5
The Wraparound Learning Experience
Grade 2
Ms. Noonan: Using a Touchstone Text
Grades 3 - 5
Katie Bannon's Lesson: Expert Analysis
Grade 3
Rick's Reading Workshop: Amori's Reading Goals
Grade 5
Language Meets Music
Grades 4 - 5
Ms. Bannon: Full Lesson on Finding the Main Idea
Grade 3
Monster Match
Grade 3
Analyzing MacBeth in The Classroom
Grades 9 - 10

Resource Books

Nonfiction Reading Power by Adrienne Gear, Stenhouse Publishing
How can you help students find meaning in informational texts and become independent strategic readers and thinkers? Nonfiction Reading Power gives teachers a wealth of effective strategies for helping students think while they read material in all subject areas.
Reading Power by Adrienne Gear, Stenhouse Publishing
Reading Power promotes reading comprehension with a wealth of effective strategies that help students think as they read. Teachers will learn how to engage students and create powerful opportunities for a more interactive, thoughtful reading experience that improves comprehension.
I Read It, But I Don't Get It by Cris Tovani, Stenhouse Publishing
This practical and engaging book will show teachers in grades 6–12 how to help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. Using accounts from her own classroom teaching and staff development work, Cris takes the reader step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for any subject area.
Strategies That Work by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, Stenhouse Publishing
This book is for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. This new edition includes new comprehension lessons, extending the scope of the book and exploring the central role that activating background knowledge plays in understanding. Also included is a section on how to apply comprehension strategies flexibly across the curriculum.
The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

Our 4th grade teachers are currently reading this book so you might ask them if they would recommend it.
AAA Flipbook - The Common Core: Clarifying Expectations for Teachers & Students English Language Arts.
These easy-to-read flips books are an indispensible resource for educators seeking to isolate and understand the grade level expectations of the standards. The roles of classroom teachers are clearly defined, ensuring a more seamless transition to the Common Core.
Eleven flipbooks unpack the grade appropriate standards for English Language Arts content for each grade K-8 and for grade pairs 9&10 and 11&12. Each page unpacks the College and Career readiness anchor standards and grade level specific standards into clear teacher friendly text.
Strategies for Comprehending and Interacting with Informational Text by Dinah Zike

This is a book of content-focused foldables.

Click here to access a wiki on iPad Apps in the ELA Classroom.

Literary Nonfiction in the Classroom: Opening New Worlds for Students

The Balance of Information Text and Literary Text in K-5