English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

    (ELA CCSS)


    Illinois, along with 45 other states, has adopted the Common Core State Standards. The English Language Arts Common Core State Standards are educational standards that describe what students should know and be able to do regarding literacy in each grade.
    Academic standards are important because they help ensure that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for college and the workforce. Having clearly defined goals lets parents and teachers know what is expected of their child/student in order to help them plan and implement instruction geared towards helping all children become proficient at these skills.
    There are ten standards for reading literature (fiction) and ten standards for reading informational (nonfiction) texts.

    Click on the following links to learn more about the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards:



     According to Common Core, “students advancing through the grades are expected to meet
    each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and
    understandings mastered in preceding grades.”