Focuses on birth to grade 12
Expands the definition of literacy to include new research on brain development and the skills needed for success in today's society
Integrates the Common Core State Standards and the Response to Intervention Framework
Encompasses all learning content areas
Promotes the use of technology
Ties it all together with the SAILS framework
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. The practices align to Washington State K-12 Learning Standards for English Language Arts (Common Core State Standards).
The new ELP standards focus on the critical language, knowledge about language, and language skills present in college-and-career-ready standards. These skills are essential for English language learners (ELLs) as they work toward academic success. Look for correspondences to the practices and standards identified in the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
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.