CCSS Literacy ResourcesResources to support the teaching of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.
- California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (PDF; 2MB) (Modified March 2013 Publication Version)
The standards for literacy for grades 6–12 begin on page 79. The standards for literacy for grades K–5 are integrated into the K–5 Reading and Writing standards.
- 2014 English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework
Guidelines for implementing the content standards adopted by the California State Board of Education that are developed by the Instructional Quality Commission.
- Executive Summary
The executive summary provides a glimpse into the ELA/ELD Framework and the guidance it provides for educators, including descriptive snapshots and vignettes of grade-level instruction.
- Executive Summary (PDF)
- 2015 ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Adoption (K–8)
Information about the adoption of ELA/ELD instructional materials for kindergarten through grade 8. The list of adopted materials is scheduled to be available in November 2015.
- Achieve the Core
Free, high-quality resources compiled by Student Achievement Partners, writers of the CCSS, for educators implementing the CCSS, including professional learning modules, handouts, presentations, sample lessons, lesson videos, and much more.
- Literacy Design Collaborative
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) incorporates literacy into middle and high school content areas. Designed to make literacy instruction the foundation of the core subjects, LDC allows teachers to build content on top of a coherent approach to literacy. The LDC framework is used by teachers as common templates to create LDC tasks, modules, and courses designed to teach students to meet CCSS Literacy standards while engaging in demanding content.
- Literacy in Learning Exchange
The National Center for Literacy Education is a coalition of stakeholders representing the premiere education organizations, policy analysts, researchers, and foundations who are working together to identify and share the plans, practices, support systems, and assessments used by educator teams working to improve literacy learning.
- History Blueprint
This site offers curricula, aligned with both the California Content Standards for History-Social Science and the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies, developed by the History Blueprint Team at the California History-Social Science Project. Lessons combine historical investigation, carefully selected primary sources, activities to strengthen reading and writing, and practice evaluating arguments based on historical evidence.
- Los Angeles County Office of Education
Preparing Students for College, Career and CITIZENSHIP: A Guide to Align Civic Education and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects (PDF)
- Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Information about the current science content standards adopted by the State Board of Education on September 4, 2013. NGSS include specific connections to the CCSS.
- The Arts and the Common Core: A Review of Connections Between the CCSS and the National Arts Standards Conceptual Framework
The College Board, in collaboration with the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, has released this report that details the alignment between the CCSS for ELA and mathematics and the National Core Arts Standards currently being written.
- American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
An alignment of the world language standards and the CCSS for ELA. The four strands of the CCSS - Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language - are represented in the National Standards for Learning Languages by the Communication standards (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and the level of proficiency demonstrated. In addition, the standards of the other four goal areas for learning languages—Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities—also support and are aligned with the CCSS.
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Last Reviewed: Friday, October 13, 2023