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ELA Resources

Central Offices

The LAUSD  Division of Instruction (Formally OCISS) website for Secondary Literacy offers resources on standards, curriculum maps, lessons, strategies, academic vocabulary, and more to support teachers on designing and implementing the new standards in the classroom.

Local District Northwest

In addition to the District and Smarter Balanced Resources, Local District Northwest offers its own Resources and lessons for your department PD and planning time. Included are PowerPoint's with notes on Demystifying the Curriculum Maps, SBAC Claims and Planning with the End in Mind the Strategies Toolbox, an interactive link to 24 researched-based strategies that develop habits of mind and help all students accomplish the skills of the California Literacy Standards.

Digital Library

Smarter Balanced offers the Digital Library. This is an online tool that provides lessons, tutorials, and more for the classroom. It is designed to be used to design ongoing formative assessments that support the summative exam for SBAC. For information on how to access, please go to the following link: