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EL Education K-5 Language Arts

Nationally acclaimed program that engages students in compelling science & social studies topics, fostering skill and knowledge acquisition.

Kids engage in texts and tasks that are challenging, adventurous, and meaningful.

Students build capacity to read, think, talk, and write about complex texts—while developing key social-emotional learning skills.

Core Program Essentials

Our core curriculum comes complete with:

  • Student Materials – digital & print options
  • Teacher Materials – digital & print options, including module and unit plans, lesson plans, assessments, and embedded professional learning
  • Book list of authentic texts at the heart of the curriculum
  • Curriculum map
  • Integrated, lesson-specific supports for ELLs
  • Lesson-level supports for students with special needs
  • Family Resources

To foster success, a comprehensive suite of Professional Development options are available.

What Sets Our Core Curriculum Apart?

We build around texts that students love to read, and teachers love to teach.

Knowing that engaged readers become better readers, we start with texts that excite learners.

Two young girls reading books together

We place a premium on text complexity.

Teachers are supported in helping all learners engage with grade-level complex texts—and our proven strategies help all learners to access those texts.

Students engage with real-world issues.

As students tackle compelling topics, we build compassionate, thoughtful citizens while deepening learner engagement.

We build substantive content knowledge.

Units revolve around science and social studies topics. Students simultaneously acquire reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills while developing knowledge about the words and the world.

We foster ongoing formative assessment.

Routinely-embedded, structured formative assessments are paired with scaffolded differentiation guidance based on specific assessment outcomes. Our use of high-stakes testing formats is paired with a culminating real-world performance task.

We’ve raised the bar for ELL support.

Our curriculum includes conscious, research-based supports for English language learners, with lesson-level guidance, frequent ‘Language Dives’ to unpack the structure and meaning of compelling sentences, and ‘Conversation Cues’ to promote equitable discussions. Rebecca Blum-Martinez of the University of New Mexico guides our pioneering approach.

Our curricula are tailor-built to standards.

Authored by renowned leader EL Education, our programs use state standards as a foundation. All curricula receive quality reviews against acclaimed alignment rubrics (IMET, EQuIP), conducted by leading experts.

Educators adore these materials, as 8M downloads attest.

Curriculum authors EL Education initially created the groundbreaking curriculum for New York State’s EngageNY, to unprecedented national response. These materials build on that foundation, adding ELL scaffolds, fresh new design, K–2 expansion, and more.

Quality Professional Learning
is the Essential Ingredient.

We tailor professional learning and support recommendations to each district’s schedule, staffing, and delivery needs. In addition to our curriculum-embedded professional learning content, we offer:

  • on-site introduction to themes, routines, practices, and design of materials
  • workshops devoted to modeling and supporting practice change
  • facilitation of peer-supported work, activating PLCs to build district capacity
  • remote-based ‘phone an expert’ support, to give teachers real-time help when needed

Available in Digital and Print Versions

We meet you where you are on the digital continuum:

  • Digital editions for 1:1 classrooms
  • Low-cost print options available
  • Integrated with common Learning Management Systems + Microsoft OneNote

Meet The Expert Authors

EL Education created the groundbreaking ELA curriculum (3–5) to an enthusiastic response by the K–12 community: 8M+ downloads and counting. The authoring team tapped rich classroom insights in developing this newly-enhanced version of 3–5 materials, while expanding to the K–2 grade band.