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English Language Arts and Literacy Module Resources

The Need for Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy

College Board (2004). Writing: a ticket to work or a ticket out. Retrieved from http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/writingcom/writing-ticket-to-work.pdf

Defazio, J., Jones, J., Tennant, F., and Hook, S. ( 2010). Academic literacy: the importance and impact of writing across the curriculum – a case study. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ890711.pdf

Education Literacy Link. (n.d.). Workplace essential skills. Retrieved from http://www.wxxi.org/education/adulted/ll_wes.html

Lenhart, A., Arafeh, S., Smith, A., Macgill, A. (2008). Writing, technology and teens: a Pew Internet & American life project. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2008/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL3.pdf.pdf

Postsecondary Connection (2011). Making the link between high school preparation and college success. Retrieved from http://www.postsecconnect.org/making-case

Reder, S. (2010). Adult literacy development and economic growth. Retrieved from http://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/AdultLiteracyDevEcoGrowth.pdf

Overview of the English Language Art & Literacy Standards Development Process

Common Core Standards Initiative (2010). Appendix A: research supporting key elements of the standards and glossary of key terms. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_A.pdf

Common Core Standards Initiative (2010). Appendix B: text exemplars and sample performance tasks. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_B.pdf

Common Core Standards Initiative (2010). Appendix C: samples of student writing. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_C.pdf

Common Core Standards Initiative (2010). Common core state standards for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science and technical subjects. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf

Common Core Standards Initiative. (2010). English language arts standards. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/english-language-arts-standards

The Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) for English Language Arts & Literacy

Common Core Standards Initiative. (2010). Key points in English language arts. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/key-points-in-english-language-arts

Instruction Support Leadership Network. (2011). ISLN 2010-2011 home page. Retrieved from http://www2.research.uky.edu/pimser/p12mso/ISLN/default.aspx

English Language Arts & Literacy Standards in Action ACT (2009). ACT national curriculum survey. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED508047.pdf

California State University (2009) Academic literacy: A statement of competencies expected of students entering California’s public colleges and universities. Retrieved from http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/reports/acadlit.pdf.

College Board (2006). Writing and school reform. Retrieved from http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/writingcom/writing-school-reform-natl-comm-writing.pdf

College Board (2008). Writing, technology and teens. Retrieved from http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/prof/community/PIP_Writing_Report_FINAL.pdf

College Board (n.d). Teachers are the center of education: writing, learning and leading in the digital age. Retrieved from http://advocacy.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/2010-cb-advocacy-teachers-are-center.pdf

Kentucky Department of Education (n.d.). Deconstructing standards adapted from classroom assessment for student learning. Retrieved from http://www.education.ky.gov/users/otl/KLN/DeconstructingStandards.pdf

Kentucky Department of Education (2011). English language arts draft deconstructed standards. Retrieved from http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Curriculum+Documents+and+Resources/English+Language+Arts+DRAFT+Deconstructed+Standards.htm

Kentucky Department of Education. (2010). Literacy leadership: stories of schoolwide success. Retrieved from http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Reading+First+in+Kentucky/Professional+Development/For+Principals/Literacy+Leadership+-+Stories+of+Schoolwide+Success.htm

Pittman, K. (2009). Thinking outside the box: creating catalytic partnerships to change the odds for children and youth. Retrieved from http://forumfyi.org/files/Thinking-Outside-the-Box_0.pdf