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

Oct 2017

Nicole Mancevice, Maritza Lozano, Barbara Jones, Glory Tobiason, Margaret Heritage, Sandy Chang, 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.


Related Resources:

Making Connections

This tool helps teachers to study the standards as learning progressions and to identify connections between the standards.

Elementary School Yearlong Planning for ELA and Secondary School Yearlong Planning for ELA

These tools are used to organize the new and recurring work of the grade-level into a thoughtful sequence of learning for the year.

ELA Gazette

The ELA Gazette is designed to guide teachers’ analysis of the standards as a collection of grade-level expectations.

Mancevice, M., Lozano, M., Jones, B., Tobiason, G., Heritage, M., Chang, S., & Herman, J. (2015). 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. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).