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CCSS and CA ELD Standards Resources

Resources to support the teaching of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards).

Resources for
Mathematics | English Language Arts | English Language Development | Literacy

  • California English Language Development Standards
    Links to the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards), aligned to the CCSS for English language arts (ELA) and adopted by the State Board of Education on November 7, 2012, and the California English Language Development Standards Implementation Plan.

  • Common Core en Español External link opens in new window or tab.
    A project of the Council of Chief State School Officers, the California Department of Education, and the San Diego County Office of Education, this Web site provides Spanish translations and linguistically augmented versions of the CA CCSS to support equitable assessment and curriculum development.
  • Understanding Language External link opens in new window or tab.
    An initiative aimed to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the CCSS and the Next Generation Science Standards. The initiative seeks to improve academic outcomes for English language learners (ELLs) by drawing attention to critical aspects of instructional practice and by advocating for necessary policy supports at the state and local levels. The initiative team, housed at Stanford University, has developed and presented papers and webinars addressing language and literacy issues, and is developing sets of teaching resources that exemplify high-quality instruction for ELLs.
    • English Language Arts Unit: Persuasion Across Time and Space External link opens in new window or tab.
      This unit shows instructional approaches that are likely to help English language learners meet the CCSS ELA standards. The unit includes more than 230 pages of resources, complete with full student handouts.
    • Supporting ELLs in Mathematics External link opens in new window or tab.
      These resources from the Understanding Language project are designed to illustrate how the CCSS in Mathematics can be used for EL instruction. Materials cover three grade spans and include templates for teachers to design their own tasks to support mathematics learning and language development for English learners.
    • The Teaching Channel Video Series Playlist: English Language Learners External link opens in new window or tab.
      This video series was produced in conjunction with Stanford University’s Understanding Language initiative and examines the key shifts found in the CCSS. The videos highlight opportunities to grow students’ disciplinary knowledge and English language skills in heterogeneous classrooms.

More ELD resources are available. Use the keyword search and filters to find specific resources at
Common Core Search.

Resources for
Mathematics | English Language Arts | English Language Development | Literacy

Questions:   Common Core Team | commoncoreteam@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0490
Last Reviewed: Monday, February 1, 2016