Transition Tools and Resources for Ohio's Learning Standards: K-12 English Language Arts

Make your classroom's transition to Ohio's Learning Standards in English Language Arts easy using the tools and aids you'll find below.

Comparative analyses

Vertical Alignments

Vertical Alignment Progressions and Practice

Implementation Tools

Alignment Toolkit Phase 1: Gap Analysis - This tool allows educators to closely examine the Model Curriculum for Ohio's Learning Standards in English Language Arts. The tool allows teachers to determine how well their curriculum addresses the concepts and skills found in the standards, as well as the required cognitive levels.

Alignment Toolkit Phase 2: Revision of District 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.

Alignment Toolkit Phase 3: Implementation - These tools deliver support to educators as they implement Ohio’s Learning Standards. They are sorted into three categories: curriculum, instruction and assessment. 

Standards and Model Curriculum Supporting Materials

The documents and aids below provide almost everything educators need to understand and implement Ohio's Learning Standards in English Language Arts. Learn about the global context in which the standards were developed, compare them with Ohio's 2001 English language arts standards, and see how they are sucessfully implemented in the classroom.

Last Modified: 7/17/2015 3:22:48 PM

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