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English Language Arts Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

Welcome to the English Language Arts (ELA) Georgiastandards.Org (GSO) page. The ELA team has been working to transfer the existing resources to the new Standards. On this page, you will find the revised ELA Standards K – 12 with glossary, a link to Striving Reader resources, links to join the ELA Listserv, the most recent editions of the ELA Reporter, and Professional Learning Webinars.
Within the pages of the revised GSO website, you will also find updated planning templates and curriculum maps for each ELA grade and course. There is also an updated Guidance document for “Things to Consider” When Developing K-12 reading lists. It is important to note that the ELA team is currently working to revise and update the grade-level Teacher Guidance documents.

The ELA team has archived the former resources.


Guidance for Dramatic Writing - Embedded CourseNEW
GSE for Dramatic Writing Course NEW
Crosswalk for Dramatic Writing UPDATED
Frequently Asked Questions for Dramatic Writing NEW
• GSE for Journalism Course NEW
AP Visual Literacy Video Series
Building a Culture of Writing – Professional Learning for ELA

Big Book Standards ELA and Literacy Standards

Now Featuring Georgia Classrooms Live! - Videos for K-12 Instructional Practices for ELA

The revised Teacher Guidance documents are posted on the respective grade-level standards pages.
 Book Activities for Pre-K and Kindergarten Reading Books
ELA GSE Standards K–12 with Glossary

Striving Reader/Literacy Resources

Subscribe to GaDOE English Language Arts Emails

Join the English Language Arts listserv for updates and announcements by sending a blank email to one of the following addresses:


ELA 6-8

ELA 9-12

ELA District Support

ELA Administrators

ELA Reporter

ELA Updates October 2015
ELA Updates August/September 2015
ELA Reporter Archives

Literacy Professional Learning Webinars

Encyclopedia Britannica Recorded Webinars

• Locating Informational Text through GALILEO/Encyclopedia Britannica Online (K-5)
• Locating Informational Text through GALILEO/Encyclopedia Britannica Online (6-8)
• Locating Informational Text through GALILEO/Encyclopedia Britannica Online (9-12)
• Britannica School Webinar STEM Resources (Elementary K-5)
• Britannica School Webinar STEM Resources (Middle 6-8)
• Britannica School Webinar STEM Resources (High 9-12)

SIRS Discoverer Tutorials

• SIRS Discoverer Full Training video (37 minutes)
• SIRS: The Human Element: Advantages of using Student Research databases vs the open internet.

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