|“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”Victor Hugo|
|AZ READS ARS§15.704|
|AZ READS Home page
|Arizona English Language Arts Standards|
|Arizona’s Common Core Standards – English Language Arts
Archived Arizona English Language Arts Standards
Arizona Birth to Grade 12 Literacy Plan
|ADE Professional Development Opportunities|
|Reading/Writing Assessment Information|
AIMS Released Items
AIMS Writing Page
Official Scoring Guide for AIMS Writing
Other Language Arts Assessment Information
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
|Arizona Language Arts Certification and HQT Information|
|Language Arts Course Requirements and Recommended Instructional Time|
|High School Graduation Requirements
Recommended Instructional Time(elementary)
|ADE Developed Language Arts Resources|
|AIMS Writing Samples for Rubric Scoring
|Current Research and Publications|
|Carnegie Corporation: The concept of literacy coaches dates back to the 1920s-but they are increasingly in demand in 21st century schools.
National Reading Panel
An evidenced-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction.
The Neglected “R”: The Need for a Writing Revolution
“American education will never realize its potential as an engine of opportunity and economic growth until a writing revolution puts language and communication in their proper place in the classroom.” The National Commission on Writing.
Neuhaus Education Center
Neuhaus Education Center is a nonprofit foundation that was established in 1980 and is dedicated to providing professional development for educators in research-based methods of literacy instruction. A good resource for teachers who work with dyslexic readers.
A report to Carnegie Corporation of New York; a vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy.
Writing to Learn, Learning to Write
Revisiting writing across the curriculum in northwest secondary schools – NWREL.
Writing: A Ticket to Work…Or a Ticket Out
A survey of 120 major American corporations employing nearly 8 Million people concludes that in today’s workplace writing is a “threshold skill” for hiring and promotion among salaried employees.
|Professional Organizations for Language Arts Teachers|
|Arizona Reading Association
Arizona English Teachers Association
International Reading Association
National Council of Teachers of English
National Writing Project
Northern Arizona Writing Project
Southern Arizona Writing Project
|Links to Language Arts Resources|
|Please note: While the following sites have been identified as containing quality information for social studies education, teachers need to review individual materials for content quality and alignment.
Alliance for Excellent Education
The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Education is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.
ALA Best Books for Young Adults
AZ READS Resources
Language Arts, Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
Over 100 resources for teaching language arts, including integration in content area subjects.
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
McRel provides various resources through its ongoing research, professional development, and support of education.
Neuhaus Education Center
This site offers research and information about the dyslexic reader.
Northwest Regional Education Lab
NWREL provides various resources through its ongoing research, professional development, and support of education.One Book Arizona
Sponsored by the Arizona State Library to promote reading.
OneBook AZ & 6 Traits
Web English Teacher
For more information: www.azed.gov/azcommoncore