Welcome to Georgia English Language Arts Educator Forum: Grades 9-12

On this wiki you will find the following:
  • Sample unit frameworks and unit resources
  • Research-based strategies to improve literacy skills
  • Links to quality informational text
  • Professional learning modules and videos
  • Tools for leaders


The GaDOE team hosted a series of professional learning opportunities during the summer of 2014. The summer academies entitled, "Teachers: Classroom Change Agents," featured a two-day-long series of workshops showcasing educators from across the state. To access academy materials, visit our ELA Summer Academy 2014 Wiki.


Learn how to get it at this free webinar with Britannica Online. Click on the file below to learn more.

To view the archived webinars for ELA “Getting it Write in 2013-2014” you may visit the links below. These links will be available on GSO within the next couple of days. If you view the webinar, please take a moment to send us your comments on the survey monkey link provided on the final slide. Thank you!

9 - 12 Getting It Write! Webinar

- Visit the ELA Summer Institute wiki page to access presentations and resources from our 2013 Summer Institutes. ELA Summer Institutes

Unit Frameworks

Below you will find the original 2012-2013 Sample Unit Frameworks posted as well as 2013 individual lesson progressions, revised units, and/or entirely new units depending upon what is submitted on our educator sharing sites and through our unit review committees. We welcome revised or new units that systems may wish to share, and we also recommend that you check out some of the excellent unit plans and lessons available through our partner Common Core states. All resources are provided simply for your reference and evaluation; none are required or mandated.

You can find links to the grade level courses in the menu to the left, or you can go directly to the page from the links below.

9th Grade Literature and Composition
World Literature and Composition
American Literature and Composition
British Literature and Composition

Resources for strategies, informational text, professional learning, and tools for leaders

Learning and Reading Strategies

Research-based strategies for task engagement, understanding prompts, active reading, and writing

Informational Texts
Online sources to find informational texts and lesson ideas on how to use them; plus, tutorials for using Galileo, the best source for these types of materials.

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Useful Websites
Links to English/Language Arts/Literacy sites such as ReadWriteThink, Web English Teacher, and more. Also includes links to Common Core from around the nation.

Comprehensive Reading Solutions
Modules on teaching reading, vocabulary, and writing from birth to 12th grade

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One Page - Many Resources!
Visit this page for links to multiple resources useful for teachers and leaders.

Workshop and Presentation Materials
PowerPoints and handouts from presentations conducted by the Georgia Department of Education English/Language Arts team. Topics include text complexity, unit planning, close reading, implementation, reading and writing connection, essential questions, and content literacy, and rubrics

Common Core Tools Prezi Series:
Georgia educators discuss how they planned, taught, and assessed CCGPS in the first semester of 2012. Go to Georgiastandards.org to download documents discussed in the Prezi.

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  • It is your responsibility to investigate materials to determine their value and appropriateness for your district.
  • GaDOE does not endorse or recommend the purchase of or use of any particular resource found on this site.
  • Again...this page is a working collaboration document. Teachers are encouraged to share materials. No lesson is perfect. Our goal is to empower one another.

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