English Language Arts Resources

Explore English Language Arts resources. These resources will continue to be updated. Please check back frequently.

Washington State Comprehensive Literacy Plan Birth Grade 12

The Comprehensive Literacy Plan is a resource for parents, caregivers, teachers, and administrators all along the birth to college and career continuum. The Plan is based on SAILS—a systems approach where literacy achievement for all students is expected. Like a sail harnessing a wind, the approach connects the efforts of all stakeholders to improve literacy outcomes.

Washington State Dyslexia Resource Guide

The Washington State Dyslexia Resource Guide provides guidance to schools and families in the realm of dyslexia, with three goals in mind: build an understanding of the term dyslexia; learn how to identify students with dyslexia; and support teachers and parents in educating students with dyslexia. Prepared by the Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WABIDA) in collaboration with the OSPI Reading Office, the guide is intended for administrators, educators and caregivers in making the best educational decisions for Washington students with dyslexia.

Menu of Best Practices & Strategies

The ELA menu targets two groups: LAP students in grades K–12 and all students in grades K–4. At the heart of the menu is a focus on accelerating student ELA performance. This menu highlights when a strategy is for K–4 ELA core instruction and when it is for ELA LAP. The practices align to Washington State K–12 Learning Standards for English Language Arts (Common Core State Standards). For additional resources and references that expand upon the content in the menu, review the Menu of Best Practices and Strategies Resources and References Guide.

Early Literacy Pathways

The Early Literacy Pathways was created to support educators, caregivers and families in understanding and supporting Washington children’s development in literacy and beyond. This document will support and enhance the conversation of how best to support every child's future.

Legacy Documents

Reading Systems Professional Learning Resource Guide

Resources to Support the Common Core Shifts

Transition Plans

While districts could determine their own plan for implementing the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, a three-year transition plan was provided.

Three-Year Transition Plan for English Language Arts