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 Literacy for ME: 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.

 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 Professional Development Needs and Interest Survey:

   Complete this brief survey to help us determine how best to support ELA/Literacy in Maine throughout this school year.

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
English Language Arts Specialist
Maine DOE
Lee Anne Larsen
Literacy Specialist
Maine DOE