SED LogoEnglish Language Arts Resource Guide

This page contains old information and should be used for reference only.

The English Language Arts Resource Guide is presented as a working draft to provide opportunity for review and comment by the field. It is available on the WEB for those who have the capability to use this medium. One paper copy will be provided to each school district and BOCES the week of March 3 to accommodate those without appropriate equipment.

In order to make the electronic version of the document easier to use and faithful to the format of the printed document we have:

  1. broken the large document into several sections with connecting links (below) to take you directly to each section. (This will prevent tying up your modem connection for extensive time.)
  2. placed the document in PDF format to preserve the actual format of the written document. See note below.

Hardware Requirements

Some of the learning experiences sections are very graphically intensive in order to show the detail of student work. As an example, Part IIF, the largest file, took 9.5 minutes to download on a 486/66 PC using a 28.8 modem and Windows 3.11. It took 35 minutes to print on a Canon 600 InkJet printer. It took less than 5 minutes on a laser printer. Your experiences may vary. If you have lower end equipment, your experience will be considerably slower. Many older printers with limited graphics capabilities may not be able to print these sections. Other printers may run out of memory. You may be able to get around this by printing in smaller pieces.

We invite you to send comments to the State Education Department using the Reaction form provided in the last section (Review & Comment).

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Acknowledgements, Forward, Introduction

Planning a Standards-based Curriculum: Curriculum Essentials

Continued Essentials-Instructional Materials & Literature Suggestions

Continued Essentials-Sample Curricula

Continued Essentials-Strategies for Helping Students Achieve the Standards

Learning Experiences - A

Learning Experiences - B

Learning Experiences - C

Learning Experiences - D

Learning Experiences - E

Learning Experiences - F

Proposed State Assessments

ELA Standards & Performance Indicators

The 28 Learning Standards

ELA Resource Guide Reaction Form

SED Home Page

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