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

2021-2022 ELA Kindergarten Pacing Guide
2021-2022 ELA 1st Grade Pacing Guide
2021-2022 ELA 2nd Grade Pacing Guide
2021-2022 ELA 3rd Grade Pacing Guide
2021-2022 ELA 4th Grade Pacing Guide
2021-2022 ELA 5th Grade Pacing Guide
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

706-748-2114