K-12 Curriculum - English Language Arts (K-5)

General Information

Students in grades K through 5 are focused on developing comprehension strategies that will enable them to manipulate grade-level texts of appropriate complexity, and communicate effectively both in writing and in speaking. Students will begin to anchor their inquiries and responses firmly to the text, whether literary or informational, using increasingly specific and relevant evidence to support their claims and inferences. Students’ analytical skills will extend to identifying main idea/theme, understanding character and plot development, and evaluating the impact of word choice.

Students will identify structural elements in text such as scenes and chapters, distinguish narrative voice, understand the impact of aesthetic elements, and make logical connections. A key component of the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) is the expectation of appropriate grade level complexity in text choices. Complexity levels are assessed based upon a variety of indicators.

Documents and Resources

Pacing Guide - Kindergarten ELA
Parent Roadmap - Kindergarten ELA
Parent Tips from Reading Rockets - Kindergarten
Pacing Guide - 1st Grade ELA
Parent Roadmap - 1st Grade ELA
Parent Tips from Reading Rockets - 1st Grade
Pacing Guide - 2nd Grade ELA
Parent Roadmap - 2nd Grade ELA
Parent Tips from Reading Rockets - 2nd Grade
Pacing Guide - 3rd Grade ELA
Parent Roadmap - 3rd Grade ELA
Parent Tips from Reading Rockets - 3rd Grade
Pacing Guide - 4th Grade ELA
Parent Roadmap - 4th Grade ELA
Pacing Guide - 5th Grade ELA
Parent Roadmap - 5th Grade ELA
Fountas & Pinnell Literacy
GaDOE English Language Arts Standards of Excellence
McGraw Hill ConnectEd Reading Wonders (Contact your child's teacher for login information)
McGraw Hill Reading Wonders
Lexile Framework
Reading Rockets
Read Write Think International Literacy Association

Contact Information

Nekia Roberts Content Specialist K5 ELA