English Language Arts

Table of Contents


English Language Arts is an integrated approach to language and literacy instruction, which plays a critical role in learning and communicating. Oconee RESA’s ELA School Improvement Specialist is here to help schools best serve their students as they develop critical literacy skills. Please contact us for support in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional learning.

The English Language Arts (ELA) SIS assists schools and districts in developing and implementing a successful ELA K-12 curriculum that is evidence-based and aligned with the GSE.

Services included but not limited to:

  • Reading Academies

  • Kindergarten - Grade 2 professional development and services are available in the following areas:

    • Small group instruction

    • Literacy centers

    • Assessment/monitoring progress

    • Reading comprehension

    • Reading Inventory and Fluency Probe Data Analysis

    • Vocabulary development

    • Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills - DIBELS

    • Word analysis

    • Professional development of the building blocks for reading comprehension

    • Developing school-wide literacy action plans

    • Curriculum writing bootcamps

  • Grades 3-12 professional development and services are available in the following areas:

    • Dyslexia professional development

    • Co-teaching

    • Developing school-wide literacy action plans

    • Reading comprehension

    • Struggling reader strategies

    • Content area reading and writing

    • Struggling writer strategies

    • Small group instruction and literacy stations

    • Vocabulary development

    • Word study

    • Fluency

    • Advanced placement

    • Strategies for struggling diverse learners

    • Reading interventions

    • Adolescent Literacy Academies

    • Middle School Fluency Assessments

    • Curriculum writing bootcamps

Resources and Updates:


GaDOE ELA Resources

GaDOE Assessment Update

Remote Teaching & Learning

K-12 ELA Remote Learning Plans

Teaching Reading Online:  Webinar Series

Instructional Resources for Writing

Georgia Writing Project

Building a Culture of Writing

Reading Endorsement

Reading Endorsement Application

Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition 2020-2021 RESA Winners

Contact Us:

Paulene Roberson