Oregon Department of Education

Common Core State Standards - ELA & Literacy Awareness Resources

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy are the foundation of the K-12 Oregon Diploma; the Essential Skills for reading and writing are embedded within the CCSS. Without these skills, students won’t have access to full content in school.

That is why the CCSS include reading and writing standards customized for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. To be college and career-ready, students learn to read and write in ELA and to apply the skills in all classes.

Awareness & Understanding
Understanding CCSS Content and Organization

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Common Core Instruction for ELA & Literacy Module 1
Module 1 assists K-12 teachers and administrators in building understanding of the Common Core for ELA & Literacy.
Videos that address CCSS understanding and implications for the classroom are provided. Target audiences are identified.
Spotlight on the Common Core
A primer on the Common Core for teachers, published by Education Northwest.
Parent Guides
National PTA® Parent Guides that explain the CCSS in ELA & Literacy (also in Math) for grades K-8 and 9-12 are available in English and Spanish.
Introduction to the ELA CCSS & Assessment
WebEx (March 8, 2011) overview of the CCSS and common assessment—ELA specialists Julie Anderson and Ken Hermens
English Language Arts Teacher Newsletter
Find the latest information for English Language Arts teachers in this monthly newsletter from ODE.