English Language Arts Standards

Maine's English Language Arts standards have been updated. 

ELA Intro & Preambles: The ELA introduction is updated. Strand preambles are a new feature of the 2020 standards. 

Click HERE for professional learning support of the updated standards.     

ELA CCSS/2020 Maine Anchor Standards Updates Compared and Explained

This chart maps the changes with a brief explanation of the purpose or intent of the updates.     

ELA K-12 Anchor Standards      ELA K-12 Vertical Progression


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Language

The language  strand provides learning targets in developmental progressions for each grade K-5 and the 6-8 and 9-12 spans. 

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Speaking & Listening

The speaking and listening strand provides learning targets in developmental progressions for each grade K-5 and the 6-8 and 9-12 spans. 

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Reading

The reading strand provides learning targets for literature and informational texts in developmental progressions for each grade K-5 and the 6-8 and 9-12 spans.  

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Writing

The writing strand provides learning targets in developmental progressions for each grade K-5 and the 6-8 and 9-12 spans. 

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View Common Core State Standards