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, a statewide literacy plan and the development of a proficiency-based system of education, 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.

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Morgan Dunton
English Language Arts Specialist
Maine DOE

Lee Anne Larsen
Literacy Specialist
Maine DOE