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English Language Arts (ELA)

Essential Standards
Elementary CCMS CCHS
K-5 Essential Standards
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade
Essential Standards
(will be updated soon)
9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade
Essential Standards
(will be updated soon)
  Elementary CCMS CCHS
Spanish Immersion
Will be updated soon
Will be updated soon
Elementary Distance Learning Resources
(This will be populated once we start the school year)
What is the Cognitive Rigor Matrix For English Language Arts?
What is the Cognitive Rigor Matrix?
The following charts combine Bloom's taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge into a single chart called Cognitive Rigor Matrix.  The charts provide a comparison of varying levels or depths of knowledge related to practices within each discipline. 
How do I use the Cognitive Rigor Matrix?
  • Use a range of Depth of Knowledge.  If you are only assessing the highest DOK level you will miss out on opportunities to know what students do and don't know.  Go for a range.
  • Planning formative assessment strategies and tools can focus on differing DOK levels.
  • Performance assessments can be offering a variety levels of DOK embedded in larger, more complex task.
Rigor Matrix Specific ELA:
ELA Resources- Elementary
Reading Reading & Writing Writing
fountas and Pinnell daily 5 cafe writers workshop
guided reading    
Leveled Reading    
readers workshop    
running records    
Other Resources:
ELA Practices
ela practices
(more to come)
Screeners and Assessments (including interim & performance task)
Fastbridge aReading Screener for Educators
 Secondary: (CCMS)
Fastbridge FASTrack a Reading Screener for Educators 
Assessment Windows
Screener Educator Resources:
fastbridge a reading
fastrack screener for educator aReading
Interim Assessments:
Performance Task Bank:
ela assessments
See Common Core aligned performance tasks (must create a Login to access tasks)
Other Options for Formative Assessments:
Professional Development Groups:
  • SCTE - Southland Council of Teachers of English
  • CATE - California Association of Teachers of English
  • NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English