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ELA Guidebooks is an English language arts curriculum for whole-class instruction. Made by teachers for teachers, the guidebook units ensure all students can read, understand, and express their understanding of complex, grade-level texts.

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ELA Guidebooks 2.0

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ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Resources

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2022 Grade 3 Parent Guide Download
2022 Grade 4 Parent Guide Download
2022 Grade 5 Parent Guide Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) and 9-12 (2020) Section Diagnostic Data Collection Tool Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) and 9-12 (2020) Unit Study Tool Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Annotated Teaching Guide Example Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Master Text List Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Overview Document Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Pilot Feedback Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Section Study Tool Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Standards Overview Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Teacher Talk Moves Download
Louisiana’s ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Frequently Asked Questions Download
Louisiana's ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) Text List Revisions Download
TWR Background Knowledge Tools FAQ Download
Writing Progression Table for the 3-5 ELA Guidebooks (2022) Units Download

ELA Guidebooks 9-12 (2020) Resources

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2020 ELA Guidebooks - A Closer Look Download
2022 Guidebooks Supports Flow Chart Download
ELA Guidebook Unit Progressions Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) and 9-12 (2020) Section Diagnostic Data Collection Tool Download
ELA Guidebooks 3-5 (2022) and 9-12 (2020) Unit Study Tool Download
ELA Guidebooks 9-12 (2020) Master Text List Download
ELA Guidebooks Materials Access Guide Download
Grade 09 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Grade 10 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Grade 11 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Grade 12 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Louisiana Curriculum Hub Bulk Downloader Directions Download
Louisiana ELA Guidebooks 9-12 (2020) Pilot Overview Download

ELA Guidebooks 3-8 (2018) Resources

ELA Guidebooks Planning Resources

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ELA Guidebook Unit Progressions Download
ELA Guidebooks (2016-2018) Get Started Page Download
ELA Guidebooks 2.0 Feedback Report Download
ELA Guidebooks 2.0 Master Text List Download
ELA Guidebooks Foundations Supports (Grades 3-5) Download
ELA Guidebooks Materials Access Guide Download
Grade 3 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Grade 4 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Grade 5 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Grade 6 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Grade 7 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Grade 8 - ELA Guidebook Parent Guide Download
Louisiana Curriculum Hub Bulk Downloader Directions Download
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2022 Guidebooks_Supports Flow Chart Download
Conversations Guide 2022 Download
Diverse Learners Guide 2022 Download
ELA Guidebooks - Grammar Guide 2022 Download
Reading Fluency Guide 2022 Download
Reading Guide 2022 Download
Teacher Talk Moves 2022 Download
Vocabulary Guide 2022 Download

Distance Learning Supports

ELA Planning Resources

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2020 ELA Guidebooks Independent Reading Protocols Download
ELA Guidebooks Virtual/Hybrid Lesson Planning and Pacing Guidance Download
Grade 03 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 03 - Knowledge Packs Download
Grade 04 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 04 - Knowledge Packs Download
Grade 05 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 05 - Knowledge Packs Download
Grade 06 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 06 - Knowledge Packs Download
Grade 07 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 07 - Knowledge Packs Download
Grade 08 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 08 - Knowledge Packs Download
Grade 09 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 09 - Knowledge Packs Download
Grade 10 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 10 - Knowledge Packs Download
Grade 11 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 11 - Knowledge Packs Download
Grade 12 - Distance Learning Guidebook Companions Download
Grade 12 - Knowledge Packs Download
Louisiana’s ELA Guidebooks Distance Learning Strong Start: Instructional Materials Download
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2020-2021 3-12 Classroom Support Tool Download
2020-2021 Common Planning Time Support Tool Download
2020-2021 K-2 Classroom Support Tool Download
Guide to Create Text Sets Download
Guide to Determine Text Complexity Download


ELA Assessment Guidance

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EOC English III Model Parenthetical Citations Download
EOC English III Sample Test Items and Student Work Download
EOC English III Writer’s Checklist Download
EOC English III Writing Rubrics Download
LEAP 2023 Grade 3 Narrative Writing Task Rubric Download
LEAP 2025 Grade 3 Literary Analysis and Research Simulation Task Rubric Download
LEAP 2025 Grades 4-5 Literary Analysis and Research Simulation Task Rubric Download
LEAP 2025 Grades 4-5 Narrative Writing Task Rubric Download
LEAP 2025 Grades 6-10 Literary Analysis and Research Simulation Task Rubric Download
LEAP 2025 Grades 6-10 Narrative Writing Task Rubric Download
Practice Tests, Scoring Guides, Answer Keys, Guidance Download

Professional Development Documentation

ELA Guidebooks 2.0 9-12 (2016)

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HS Guidebook Bootcamp - July 15-17 2020 - Teaching Lab Download
HS Guidebook Bootcamp - July 22-24 2020 - SchoolKit Download
IAP Training Sign-In - Pushing to a 4 Every Day - July 20 2020 Download
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Grade 09 – 2.0 Units Download
Grade 10 – 2.0 Units Download
Grade 11 – 2.0 Units Part I Download
Grade 11 – 2.0 Units Part II Download
Grade 11 - 2.0 Units Part III Download
Grade 12 – 2.0 Units Download

ELA Guidebooks 1.0

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ELA Kindergarten - Chrysanthemum 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Kindergarten - From Seed to Plant 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Kindergarten - A is for America 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Kindergarten - Mama Panya's Pancakes 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Kindergarten - Weather 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Kindergarten - The Year at Maple Hill Farm 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 1 - Mooncake 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 1 - Duck for President 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 1 - Spiders 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 1 - Frogs 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 1 - Rumpelstiltskin 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 1 - Amelia Bedelia 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 2 - Cinderella 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 2 - Famous Americans 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 2 - The Best Place 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 2 - Thirsty Planet 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Grade 2 - The Ox-Cart Man 1.0 Unit Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 3 Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 4 Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 5 Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 6 Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 7 Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 8 Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 9 Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 10 Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 11 Download
ELA Guidebooks 1.0 Grade 12 Download