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Expanded View of the ELA/ELD Framework Resources

A Collection of Resources That Support the Implementation of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework.

The California Department of Education (CDE) continues to develop and collect resources critical to implementing the California content standards and increasing student achievement. This select collection of resources connects the content in the ELA/ELD Framework with other resources from the CDE, as well as other reputable sources that address the five key instructional themes: meaning making, effective expression, language development, content knowledge, and foundational skills. The intent of this collection is to provide educators additional resources they can use to expand the scope of the guidance in the ELA/ELD Framework and to inform professional development and instructional decisions at all schools and districts.  

The resources included here are structured around the five key themes in the ELA/ELD Framework. The resources are further organized by grade level and area of focus. The selection of resources begins with exemplars from the ELA/ELD Framework. These are supported by a selection of resources from the CDE Web site or originate from other sources, including national entities or local educational agencies in California. All resources included in this document have been reviewed by CDE staff to ensure, to the extent possible, that they

  • were created or recommended by a reliable source;
  • have been used in classrooms, schools, or districts;
  • demonstrate evidence of positive impact or evidence of usefulness for an intended audience (e.g., students, teachers, administrators, schools, districts);
  • are timely, given current educational priorities and policy developments;
  • reference research; and
  • are aligned to current standards.

Note: Additional resources may be added as they become available.

Meaning Making

Grade Level: All

Meaning Making with Complex Texts

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Comprehension Strategies

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Meaning Making with Complex Texts

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Comprehension Strategies

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources           

Other Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Meaning Making with Complex Texts

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
  • CAASPP Teacher Guides: Smarter Balanced Assessments (Grades 3–5 (PDF))
Other Resources

Comprehension Strategies

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Meaning Making with Complex Texts

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Comprehension Strategies

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Effective Expression

Grade Level: All

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Writing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Discussing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Writing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
  • CAASPP Teacher Guides: Smarter Balanced Assessments (Grades 3–5) (PDF)
Other Resources

Discussing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Presenting

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Using Language Conventions

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Writing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Discussing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Presenting

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Using Language Conventions

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Language Development

Grade Level: All

Language Development (General)

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Vocabulary

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Grammatical Understanding and Syntax

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Language Development (General)

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Vocabulary

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Grammatical Understanding and Syntax

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Language Development (General)

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Vocabulary

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
  • CAASPP Teacher Guides: Smarter Balanced Assessments Grades 3–5 (PDF)

Grammatical Understanding and Syntax

Other Resources

Language Development (General)

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources

Vocabulary

Other Resources

Grammatical Understanding and Syntax

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Content Knowledge

Grade Level: All

CDE Resources
Other Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Engaging with Informational Text

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Engaging with Informational Text

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Engaging in Research

Other Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Disciplinary Literacy

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Engaging with Literature & Informational Text

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
Other Resources

Engaging in Research

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Foundational Skills

Grade Level: All

CDE Resources
Other Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Print Concepts/ Phonological Awareness

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Phonics & Word Recognition

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Fluency

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Foundational Skills for ELs

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Phonics & Word Recognition

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Fluency

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Foundational Skills for ELs

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Fluency

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Other Resources

Foundational Skills for English Learners

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 13, 2017
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