Publications & Resources

What’s Learned First, What’s Learned Together? Developing a Yearlong Plan from the K–12 College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy

Dec 2014

Glory Tobiason, Sandy Chang, Margaret Heritage, Barbara Jones and Joan Herman

This resource provides teachers with a process to carefully study how the standards are structured to support English language arts and content-area learning and to arrange them into a yearlong plan that makes instructional sense for their students. The resource addresses two essential steps in the process of lesson planning from college and career ready standards: (1) gaining a deep understanding of the content in clusters of standards and the connections between and among the clusters; and (2) creating a yearlong roadmap that arranges and orders the standards in preparation for instructional planning.

Tobiason, G., Chang, S., Heritage, M., Jones, B., & Herman, J. (2014). What’s learned first, what’s learned together? Developing a yearlong plan from the K–12 college and career ready standards for English language arts and literacy. Retrieved from the Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation website: