English Language Arts

  • Texas College and Career Readiness Standards
    These standards specify what students must know and be able to do to succeed in entry-level courses at postsecondary institutions in Texas. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Lesson Planet
    The leading online curriculum search solution for PreK-12 educators. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • CRAfT – College Ready Assignments for Texas
    CRAs are stand-alone lessons designed by high school and college faculty to prepare students for college and career success. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Chart an AP Course to Your Future
    Pick a career, college major, or AP course and see where AP can take you. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • AP Courses
    AP course list (KCK.ELA.1)
  • The Promises and Challenges of Dual Enrollment
    Article: How dual enrollment works, barriers, and opportunities. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Dual Credit Programs-Programs Allowing Dual Credit Through Standardized Examinations
    Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and the University of Cambridge International Examinations allow students to take college-level courses while staying on their high school campuses. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Improving Academic Preparation for College
    PDF: What we know and how state and federal policy can help. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • What is College and Career Ready?
  • Webinar: Improving Adolescent Literacy in Rural Schools: A School-wide Approach
    Webinar co-sponsored with the Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center and the Alaska Comprehensive Center designed to assist rural school staff with implementation of their School Improvement Grants (SIG). (KCK.ELA.1)
  • National High School Center
    The National High School Center identifies research-supported improvement programs and tools, offers user-friendly products, and provides technical assistance services to improve secondary education; it is housed at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, DC, and is funded by a grant provided by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Office of Special Education Programs. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Alliance for Excellent Education
    The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Center on Instruction
    The Center on Instruction offers materials and resources on Literacy and English Language Arts that help educators improve academic outcomes for students, address the problem of struggling readers, and meet instructional challenges of diversity in students’ ability and readiness in learning to read. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • National Center on Response to Intervention
    The National Center on Response to Intervention website offers webinars and other resources to support implementation of the RTI Model. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • English Language Arts and Reading TEKS
    This site supports the professional development series for Texas teachers on the following state standards: the English and Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (ELAR and SLAR TEKS), the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), and the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). (KCK.ELA.1)
  • The Meadows Center: Building RtI Capacity
    The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) is dedicated to generating and disseminating empirically validated knowledge and practices to influence educators, researchers, policymakers, families, and other stakeholders who strive to reduce academic, behavioral, and social risk in all learners, particularly those with disabilities. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
    The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Carnegie Corporation, Adolescent Literacy Publications: Time to Act; Reading in the Disciplines
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York, which was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding,” is one of the oldest, largest and most influential of American grant making foundations. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading
    Writing to Read is a Carnegie Corporation report published by the Alliance for Excellent Education that finds that while reading and writing are closely connected, writing is an often-overlooked tool for improving reading skills and content learning. Writing to Read identifies three core instructional practices that have been shown to be effective in improving student reading. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle & High Schools (Carnegie)
    Writing Next discusses 11 specific teaching techniques that research suggests will help improve the writing abilities of the country’s fourth to twelfth-grade students. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy
    Reading Next outlines 15 key elements of an effective literacy intervention and calls on public and private stakeholders to invest in the literacy of middle and high school students today, while simultaneously building the knowledge base. (KCK.ELA.1)
  • Roadmap to Success: A Curriculum Mapping Primer
    Details the basics of curriculum mapping and has links to additional resources. (KCK.ELA.1)