Model Curriculum for English Language Arts

Ohio teachers worked in teams in 2010 to suggest instructional strategies and resources that align with the Ohio's Learning Standards in English Language Arts. The State Board of Education adopted the results of their work, English Language Arts Model Curricula, in March 2011. 

English Language Arts Model Curriculum by Grade Level

Early Learning and Development Grade 5
Kindergarten Grade 6
Grade 1 Grade 7
Grade 2 Grade 8
Grade 3 Grade 9-10
Grade 4 Grade 11-12

In October 2013, Career Connections strategies were added to the Instructional Strategies in the model curricula.

Ohio's Early Literacy ToolKit

The Ohio Department of Education strives to build a solid literacy foundation for all students through the implementation of quality language and literacy practices. We can help educators do this by combining effective instruction and meaningful learning opportunities with family and community engagement in language and literacy development. 


Ohio’s Early Literacy Toolkits for Districts, Schools, and Teachers and for Families and Communities provide evidence-based language and literacy resources for best practice instruction and assessment, as well as supports to build upon the natural learning opportunities that occur within a child’s daily routine.

Updating of Model Curriculum 2017

Now that revisions to Ohio’s Learning Standards in English language arts were approved in February 2017, teacher writing teams are now updating the model curriculum for use beginning in 2017-2018. Learn more about this effort here

Using the Standards to Develop Curriculum

These tools create a framework from the standards and model curriculum for planning units around big ideas/concepts; sequencing units to the school year; intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary connections; diverse learner considerations; technology integration; formative, summative and performance-based assessment practices; and resources.

INFOhio's IMatrix

INFOhio's IMatrix helps educators practice inquiry-based instruction that aligns to skills embedded within the standards of the four core curriculum areas: English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Search the matrix to find resources for teaching the skills in the standards. Click on the matrix to learn more!

Quality Review Rubric

The Quality Review Rubric provides criteria by which to evaluate the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to Ohio's Learning Standards.

Part 1: Introduction


Part 2: Dimension 1


Part 3: Dimension 2


Part 4: Dimension 3 & 4


Part 5: Review Process



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