Welcome to Georgia English Language Arts Educator Forum: Grades K-5

This Wiki is for Georgia elementary school teachers to find, share, and discuss resources from around the state. Included in this Wiki are many resources. Please use the discussion board to share any resources that are helping your students meet the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Specialists at the GaDOE will be happy to answer any questions posted. Just a few notes to consider
  • This site has been provided to allow for sharing and collaboration among English Language Arts educators across the state.
  • We strongly encourage you to share lesson plans and any other materials that you feel would help others grow.
  • It is your responsibility to investigate materials to determine their value and appropriateness for your district.
  • GaDOE does not endorse or recommend the purchase of or use of any particular resource found on this site.


The GaDOE team hosted a series of professional learning opportunities during the summer of 2014. The summer academies entitled, "Teachers: Classroom Change Agents," featured a two-day-long series of workshops showcasing educators from across the state. To access academy materials, visit our ELA Summer Academy 2014 Wiki.


Learn how to get it at this free webinar with Britannica Online. Click on the file below to learn more.

To view the archived webinars for ELA “Getting it Write in 2013-2014” you may visit the links below. These links will be available on GSO within the next couple of days. If you view the webinar, please take a moment to send us your comments on the survey monkey link provided on the final slide. Thank you!
K-5 Getting It Write! Webinar

- Visit the ELA Summer Institute wiki page to access presentations and resources from our 2013 Summer Institutes. ELA Summer Institutes

Unit Frameworks - Grades K-5 Units are Posted!

NEW! Please check each grade level landing page for continued posting of new materials. The original 2012-2013 Sample Unit Frameworks may be supplemented with individual lesson progressions, revised units, and/or entirely new units depending upon what is submitted on our educator sharing sites and through our unit review committees. We welcome revised or new units that systems may wish to share, and we also recommend that you check out some of the excellent unit plans and lessons available through our partner Common Core states. All resources are provided simply for your reference and evaluation; none are required or mandated.
To the left, you will find links for each grade level. On those pages are the Unit Frameworks in word format as well as a space to discuss the units. Please Note: These units were created by individual teachers and may contain suggested book titles, articles, and/or other resources that some find inappropriate for their students. It is the school's responsibility to review the units first to determine if the materials are acceptable for their children and learning community.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Informational Texts

Resources for accessing informational text

Literacy and Learning Strategies

Click on "Literacy and Learning Strategies" to find web resources of strategies for teaching reading and writing

Teaching Videos

Click on "Teaching Videos" to find short clips of great teaching from the Teaching Channel. Videos are grouped into 4 sections - planning, instruction, formative assessment,and classroom environment.

Workshop Materials and Presentations

As specialists at the Georgia Department of Education conduct professional learning throughout the state, we will make materials available here.

Useful Websites

The following websites are web resources that address Common Core for both reading and writing - and sometimes math, science, and social studies.

- New modules posted on Comprehensive Reading Solutions - Building Foundational Skills, Technology, and Poetry.

Comprehensive Reading Solutions

Modules on teaching reading, vocabulary, and writing from birth to 12th grade.

ELA Forum
Use the forum below to post questions and answers you have regarding the ELA Common Core Standards implementation.

Middle School Wiki

High School Wiki