English Language Arts


The Maine Department of Education is committed to the development of strong language and literacy skills for all Maine learners because literacy is the foundation for learning across disciplines. With world-class English language arts and literacy standards, Literacy for ME: a Statewide Literacy Plan and MoMEntum, a K-3 Literacy initiative, Maine DOE provides learners of all ages, as well as their families, communities and educators, with a pathway to achievement.

This site offers detailed information about English language arts and literacy instruction in Maine public schools, free and open resources that align with the Maine DOE strategic plan and tools for continued learning about literacy education in schools and in the greater community.

Summer Literacy Insitutute 2018

Registration is now open for the Maine DOE Summer Literacy Institute, Promote Positive Impact: Accelerate Student Literacy with Visible Learning. Helping students grow as learners relies on teachers using the best methods available. Visible Learning is a methodlogy developed by Dr. John Hattie to examine the effect size of many influences in our classrooms. This two-day event will be held August 7 & 8 at Jeff's Catering in Brewer. Read more about our plans to support Visible Learning for Literacy.


If you would like to receive information about upcoming ELA and literacy events, new resources and developments, and opportunities specific to ELA/literacy interests, sign-up for the ELA listserv. This list is primarily for middle and high school topics. Subscribe to the Literacy listserv for primarily early childhood topics. This is a receive-only service and does not allow conversations.


Literacy Links is the Maine DOE's blog for educators that provides research-based information related to a number of aspects of literacy education. You may choose to follow the blog to receive notification of new posts. The archive for Literacy Links Newsletters provides access to all previously published newsletters.


ELA and Math Volunteer Registry

    Maine DOE occasionally needs Maine educators to participate on committees or teams to provide feedback and inform decisions. Please consider enrolling in this registry for the 2017/2018 school year. 


Morgan Dunton
6-12 English Language Arts Specialist


Danielle (Dee) Saucier

PK-5 Literacy Specialist