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CCSS English Language Arts Resources

Resources to support the teaching of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts (ELA).

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

  • Expository Reading and Writing Course External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) was designed to improve the readiness of high school students for English competency in college, whether in the CSU, UC, or the California Community College (CCC) systems, and employs a research-based effective practices approach for teaching both reading and writing.
  • Basal Alignment Project External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Basal Alignment Project provides a collection of replacement lessons to the most commonly used basal readers. Use these high-quality, CCSS-aligned questions and materials with your existing textbook.
  • Anthology Alignment Project External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Anthology Alignment Project provides free, teacher-developed CCSS-aligned lessons for anthology readers in grades 6–10. The lessons can be used immediately in the classroom and for professional development.

More ELA resources are available. Use the keyword search and filters to find specific resources at
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Resources for
Mathematics | English Language Arts | English Language Development | Literacy

Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, Common Core Team | commoncoreteam@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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