Oklahoma Academic Standards Checklists for ELA, Grades 6-12

Dear Fellow Teachers,

The grade 6-12 ELA Common Core State Standards checklists were created with a very special purpose in mind. We are teachers just as you are, and we are continually inundated with mountains of information to utilize in our field. Just like you, we become overwhelmed and sometimes intimidated by the amount and format of the information shared with us. That is why we were very adamant about creating a one-page form with the skills to be covered each year for CCSS by grade. We felt a one-page reference and checklist would simplify the process of looking up each standard, and we also liked the idea of putting each standard into teacher-friendly language.

While the checklists were specifically made for you and your planning purposes, feel free to adapt the form to use to follow the progress (pre and post-assessment) of each of your students. Photocopy and use the forms as much as you want and for whatever purpose you deem necessary. They were made for your convenience and peace of mind, no matter how you choose to utilize them.

The creators of these forms are: (1) Sarah Crichley, Sophomore English teacher at Southmoore High School in Moore, OK; (2) Rhonda Richardson, 9th-10th Language Arts teacher at Calera ISD in Calera, OK; (3) Dawn Patillo, Special Education English and Math at Chandler Junior High in Chandler, OK; (4) Ron Glenn, 8th-12th English teacher at Tyrone High School in Tyrone, OK; and (5) Sabrina Shirley, Sophomore English teacher at Locust Grove High School in Locust Grove, OK. We are excited about the Common Core State Standards, and we hope these tools help you to become more excited about it, too.

We also have included two additional documents: The Lesson Plan Template and The Special Education Access to CCSS to guide those of you who teach in the Special Education field. The documents were created to assist you in the shift to Common Core more easily by sharing a few ideas to start incorporating the standards in your classrooms. The lesson plan template is aligned with the new teacher evaluation system and can assist in proving components of the TLE or other teacher evaluation systems that might be employed. We appreciate and respect what you do. We hope that these resources will be beneficial to you in your classroom.

Happy Teaching,

  • Sarah Crichley
  • Rhonda Richardson
  • Dawn Patillo
  • Ron Glenn
  • Sabrina Shirley
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Oklahoma Academic Vocabulary List

The following resources was developed by the teachers of the 2013 Summer Convening. After critically analyzing the Building Academic Vocabulary list (as seen on the Oklahoma State Department Website), Summer Convening participants from the July session determined the need to update the vocabulary list to align with the Oklahoma Academic Standards (fully implemented in the 2014-2015 school year).

869 kBOklahoma Academic Vocabulary List PreK-12

2013 Oklahoma Summer Convening


Volunteering their summer time, Oklahoma teachers collaborated on the following documents, focusing on necessary tools and resources that support successful implementation of the upcoming Oklahoma C3 Academic Standards in English Language Arts. They are first drafts and only suggested resources for districts to adopt and/or modify.

Documents are temporarily shared via DropBox and Google Drive. If you have issues accessing them, your district may have DropBox or Google Drive blocked on the school server. You do not need to have a DropBox or Google Drive account (although it is free and fantastic), but if interested…

Click Here to Download DropBox.

Click Here to Download Google Drive.

To learn how to use Google Drive, visit http://howtogoogledrive.blogspot.com.

Oklahoma teachers reconvened in July to finalize and/or develop more tools and resources to support Oklahoma school districts. Final drafts and tutorial videos are currently in development.

Elementary Curriculum Maps (Grades K-5) – includes a resource and tools list to support Elementary English Language Arts.

Resources and Tools Spreadsheet – Oklahoma teacher approved online resources for implementation and instructional use. Includes iOS apps. Also, they’re free!

Year-at-a-Glance Overviews (Grades 6-12) – four progressive bundles that provide suggested guidance to unravel the ELA standards over the course of a school year.

Oklahoma C3 Academic Standards Checklists (Grades 6-12) – includes Special Ed Access document for Common Core State Standards support.

Grant Resources – various grant opportunities and guidance.

Cross-Curricular Resources – providing guidance for teaching and grading writing and incorporating literacy in subject areas other than English Language Arts classes.

Elementary ELA Resources – a downloadable guide of sites for classroom use.

Special Ed Resources – guidance for teaching OAS/CCSS in special ed classrooms.

Special thanks to proofreader, Jennifer Williams!