Literacy and English Language Arts

The goals of literacy instruction and English Language Arts coursework are to teach students to read and to prepare students to participate in society as literate citizens, equipped with the ability to communicate effectively in their communities, in the workplace, and in postsecondary education. 

As students progress through the school years, they become active and involved listeners and develop a full command of the English language, evidenced by their use of Standard English and their rich speaking and writing vocabularies.


 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RESOURCES

2017 K-12 English Standards of Learning

VDOE English Resources includes links to Curriculum Frameworks, Learning in Place resources for K-12, and professional development resources.

Click to view the Comprehensive Literary Webinars, which include helpful resources for embedding SEL in the curriculum and best practices for assessment support.

Comprehensive Literacy Instructional Plans (K-12)


NEW FOR 2021-2022

Pacing Guides:
K-5

K Pacing Guide
1st Grade Pacing Guide
2nd Grade Pacing Guide
3rd Grade Pacing Guide
4th Grade Pacing Guide
5th Grade Pacing Guide

6-12
6th Grade Pacing Guide
7th Grade Pacing Guide
8th Grade Pacing Guide
9th Grade Pacing Guide
10th Grade Pacing Guide
11th Grade Pacing Guide
12th Grade Pacing Guide


PALS WEBSITE (PreK-3)
https://va.pals.virginia.edu/
PALS PLUS WEBSITE(4-5)
https://www.palsk8.com


ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS

5th Grade Writing
(must be signed into Bedford Google account)


ARTICLES FOR FURTHER READING

Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers
Are Schools Making Writing a Priority


READING RESOURCES
UFLI Teaching Reading Online Webinars
UFLI Virtual Teaching Hub
NCTE Resources for Virtual Teaching


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