The California State Board of Education adopts instructional materials
for Kindergarten to Grade Eight. These materials align to the
California English-Language Arts Content Standards. At the high school
level, instructional materials are adopted at the local level, with the
district board of education certifying that the materials align to the
2008 Reading / Language Arts / ELD Adoption
Searchable Price List of state adopted instructional materials.
To view these K-8 materials at LRDC #13 in Kern County, please call Kathy Hill at (661) 636-4640.
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve is a collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents.
Users may search the online database using specific criteria, including
literary genres, cultural designations and connection to content
STAR CST and NCLB Blueprints : Information for the California Standards Test (CST) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
SCORE Language Arts: Online resources for Language Arts.
Reading Language Arts/ELD Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Materials – Information from the CDE about frameworks and textbook adoption
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California English-Language Arts Content Standards
versions of the English-Language Arts content standards adopted by the
California State Board of Education are available below. The standards
represent a strong consensus on the skills, knowledge, and abilities
that all students should be able to master in language arts at each
grade level in the California public school system. At each grade
level, the standards are organized by strands: (1) reading, (2)
writing, (3) written and oral English language conventions, and (3)
listening and speaking.
English-language development (ELD) standards are designed to supplement
the English–language arts content standards to ensure that
limited-English proficient (LEP) students (now called English learners
in California) develop proficiency in both the English language and the
concepts and skills contained in the English–language arts content
To order the standards in print, view the CDE Press’ Educational Resource Catalog.
Reading/Language Arts Framework
A blueprint for implementing California’s English-Language arts content
standards, this framework describes the curriculum and instruction
necessary to help students achieve progressive levels of mastery so
that they may communicate effectively in English and, ultimately,
participate fully in society and the world of work. A glossary of
selected terms and list of references are included.
To order a printed version of the framework, view the CDE Press’ Educational Resource Catalog.