2017 ELA Task Force | Curriculum Resource Project, Year 2

The Oklahoma State Department of Education Curriculum and Instruction Literacy Team is seeking interested applicants who would like to become an ELA Resource Writer for the 2017 English Language Arts Curriculum Resource Project! Selected applicants will work as a team to update and enhance current Curriculum Frameworks, create standards-aligned common informative assessments, and guidance documents to provide support for the Oklahoma Academic Standards Implementation, Year 2.

  • CLICK HERE to access the application in Google Docs format.
  • CLICK HERE to download the application in PDF format.

Oklahoma educators will be selected through the process defined in the Curriculum Resource Writers application. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please click here to access the ELA Curriculum Writer’s application.

The scope of work will take place during May through September, 2017, through virtual meetings and three in-person events. Every ELA Task Force member is required to attend three, in-person trainings and work days in the Oklahoma City metro area scheduled for June 6-8, July 5-6, and August 1-2, 2017. Each member will receive a monthly stipend of $642.85 to cover work, travel, food, and lodging expenses.

The deadline to apply is March 24, 2017.

Accepted applicants will be notified the week of April 10, 2017.

*Required in-person meetings:

  1. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Thursday, June 8, 2017
  2. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – Thursday, July 6, 2017
  3. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – Wednesday, August 2, 2017

*Monthly stipends are provided to cover travel, food, and lodging. Dates are subject to change.

If you have questions, please contact us!

Josh Flores,

Director of Secondary English Language Arts


Danielle Calvin,

Director of Elementary English Language Arts


Sharon Morgan,

Director of Early Childhood


How to Save a Copy of a Google Doc


Podcast On Your Plan episode 48 #NCTE16 Recap with Christy and Caitlin

Returning guest, Christy Mock-Stutz, Montana’s ELA Director, and fellow Montana education leader, Caitlin Chiller, share significant takeaways from the 2016 annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference!

Talking Points:

  • advocacy through writing
  • advocacy through the curriculum content
  • diversity
  • responsibilities to the community as an educated individual
  • teachers’ well-being
  • building an online community for professional growth
  • and the issues with overemphasizing College-and-Career Readiness

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes, highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at!

Moody Memes

DOWNLOAD the 10th Grade Framework

Additional third party resources and tools are included as active links throughout the interactive PDF document. All resources are suggestions and should be reviewed prior to use. You can create your own Curriculum Framework using the blank template available by clicking here! Check out all the Curriculum Frameworks by clicking here!

2 MBMoody Memes – 10th Grade Curriculum Framework 150 KB10th Grade ELA Standards

Audio Overview starring Valerie Roberson and Drew Price

  Developed by twitter miniValerie Roberson and twitter miniDrew Price!


74 KBThe Cask of Amontillado text 74 KBMoody Memes Prezi Guided Notes 63 KBMoody Memes Word List 135 KBCask of Amontillado Mood Graphic Organizer 142 KBexample-mood-analysis-rubric 181 KBRAGS Procedure (Read Around Groups) 135 KBExample Mood Rubric 160 KBPOEM Ex-Basketball Player 135 KBPOEM Valentine for Ernest Mann 138 KBPOEM Losing the 440-Yard Dash 101 KBESSAY Rudeness at the Movies 96 KBMultimodal Project Rubric

Podcast On Your Plan episode 46 with Dr. Doug Fisher

Dr Doug Fisher and Josh Flores

Dr. Doug Fisher was the keynote at our 2016 Reading Summit and was gracious enough to close the day with a live Q&A podcast! In our time together, Dr. Fisher elaborates on points made in his keynote and afternoon breakout session and responds to questions provided by Oklahoma’s ELA community and members of the audience. This episode is a must-listen for reading and writing teachers!

Dr. Fisher is also on Twitter at Twitter logo mini@DFISHERSDSU! SHOUT OUT to the University of Central Oklahoma for the generosity of hosting Oklahoma teachers and us! Give them a personal shout out via Twitter at Twitter logo mini@UCOBronchos!

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes, highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at!


Fisher and – Visit the official homepage of Dough Fisher and Nancy Frey and access a generous amount of open resources, research, and presentations!

Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts – This is a great addition to your professional library and the basis for Dr. Fisher’s keynote at our 2016 Reading/Literacy Summit.

Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12 – This text provides a wealth of research worth considering when evaluating learning programs in school or as a catalyst for teacher teams to reflect on current instruction and curriculum practices. It was the basis for Dr. Fisher’s afternoon breakout session at the 2016 Reading/Literacy Summit.


4 MBRigorous Reading 5 Access Points slides by Dr DougF isher 7 MBVisible Learning for Literacy slides by Dr Doug Fisher

45 Minutes of Integrated Reading and Writing Instruction

How do you pace and plan for instruction to include reading and writing?


The Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts were written with the intent to support an integrated approach to teaching and learning reading and writing. Develop an intentional approach to incorporating time to read, write, and discuss topics during class in order to hit all four domains of learning.