Skip to main content

Search Google Appliance

Search Google Appliance

Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards

The Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards was designed to support New York State school districts and educators as they implement the Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards (adopted 2017) beginning in Fall 2020.  In New York State, curriculum decisions are determined at each local school district, and this alignment guide is optional for school districts.  The guidance is provided to support districts' creation or revision of units of instruction aligned with the student learning expectations in the Next Generation English Language Arts (ELA) Learning Standards. This guide was crafted for grades 3-12; however, the guidance included applies to prekindergarten-grade 2, with some necessary modifications to suit the developmental level and curriculum needs of New York State's youngest learners.

The guide includes the following components:

  • Purpose
  • Part I:  Learning Standards and Curriculum
    • Overview of the practices
  • Part II:  Aligning and Creating Curricular Resources
    • Getting started
    • Determining a curriculum
    • Curriculum Alignment Reflection Tool (Word version, PDF version)
    • Glossary

Questions about the Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards can be directed to standards@nysed.gov or (518) 474-5922.