Missouri Learning Standards - English Language Arts
Over the past year, a number of English language arts curriculum and assessment activities have been occurring in preparation for the implementation of the Missouri Learning Standards and related curriculum and assessment including:
Alignment of existing grade-level and EOC item banks and passages to the Missouri Learning Standards. The information provided by this work will aid in maximizing the assessment of items that align to the Missouri Learning Standards on the 2013 – 2014 assessments. In addition, it will provide Missouri educators with results of student performance on items that specifically align with Missouri Learning Standards.
The development of English language arts K – 12 Glossary which is aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards.
Training of certified trainers to provide English language arts professional development addressing the three major shifts outlined in the English language arts Missouri Learning Standards.
Given these developments and changes, there are curricular changes that need to occur within the next two years related to the new Missouri Learning Standards. Currently, all districts should begin implementing the English language arts Missouri Learning Standards in all grades K – 12. In addition:
During this 2012 – 2013 school year, districts should begin to align English language arts curriculum, instruction, and assessment to the ELA Missouri Learning Standards.
Contact Diane Audsley, Director of English Language Arts, if you have questions or need assistance at Diane.Audsley@dese.mo.gov.
|Liz Condray||South Central|
|Susan Dirnbeck||St. Louis|
|Dana Humphrey||St. Louis|
|Adrian LeBlanc||St. Louis|
|Angela Lefman||Kansas City|
|Michelle Northington||St. Louis|
|Christi Russell||South Central|
|Jana Schmidt||Heart Of Missouri|
|Jana Scott||Heart Of Missouri|
|Jamie Thompson||Heart Of Missouri|
|Stephanie True||St. Louis|
These documents provide a comprehensive listing of all CCSS for ELA and their alignment to the GLEs/CLEs. Crosswalks have been compiled for grades K – 8 as well as high school. These documents will be useful in identifying content to be addressed in each grade or course in updating curriculum and preparing students for assessments aligned to the CCSS.
English Language Arts
Letter Size (8.5x11)
Legal Size (11x14)
Exploring the English Language Arts Model Curriculum Units
This four-part webinar series provides grade-band specific information to participants to explain the background of the English Language Arts Model Curriculum Projects, how to access the units, and how the units address the shifts that are outlined in the Missouri English Language ArtsMissouri Learning Standards.
English Language Arts Missouri Learning Standards: Three Major Shifts
This three-session webinar series provides information about the three major shifts that are outlined in the Missouri English Language Arts Missouri Learning Standards. Each session includes a discussion of one of the shifts and implications for instruction.
Introduction to Missouri Learning Standards
This presentation and accompanying video provide background information about the CCSS initiative, the implications for assessment and a broad overview of the ELA and mathematics CCSS.
Regional Meeting Information
The ELA presentations and accompanying videos provide a look at the CCSS documents to develop and understanding of the contents, format and structure. Additionally, each video provides the process that was used in comparing the CCSS with current GLEs/CLEs in creating a crosswalk document that shows the similarities between the two documents. Finally, they include a discussion of the various ancillary documents, including the grade-band commonalities document that was provided to workshop participants.
English Language Arts
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
English Language Arts Missouri Learning Standards K-12
These posted materials are the Common Core English Language Arts materials and resources that were distributed at the English Language Arts Trainer-the-Trainer Session including information regarding:
- Navigating the CCSS
- Identifying commonalities and connections
- Creating a CCSS toolbox
- Identifying shifts in teaching and learning
- CCSS vs. GLEs/CLEs: Examining differences
- Suggestions for developing your implementation plan, identifying district roles and responsibilities, and determining future work
Transition Powerpoint and Handouts
These documents identify the current GLEs/CLEs that align at the same grade or course level to the CCSS. (Updated 5/20/11)
English Language Arts
Core Academic Standards: What Districts Can Do
This document provides suggestions as to the steps that districts can begin taking now regarding the implementation of the CCSS.
Hunt Insitute/CCSSO Video Series
To further aid states as they continue to implement the Common Core State Standards (Standards), the Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers have commissioned a series of video vignettes that explain the Standards in far greater depth.
States, schools, districts and teachers can use these videos in a number of ways—including, but not limited to:
- Start compelling conversations about setting state or district policy goals, orienting staff to new classroom demands, assessing professional development tools, and creating local curricula and instructional materials.
- Help educators understand the major changes and advances in their state standards and their impact on what happens in classrooms.
- Use as strong lead-ins to teacher and administrator engagement in implementation and in setting higher expectations for students.
- Help parents understand the true essence of the Standards – why changes were important, what will be different in the educational experiences of their children, and how shared expectations—between parents and teachers—can help support children’s learning.
- Galvanize support for schools – educating parents and community leaders toward a shared goal of helping all students succeed.