Teacher Toolkit

English Language Arts Standards Toolkit for Educators

The English Language Arts (ELA) Standards Toolkit for K-5 Educators is a resource for teachers based on the Florida English Language Arts Standards. The toolkit contains a collection of vetted resources and interactive tools that help educators effectively implement teaching standards provided by CPALMS, the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions. This toolkit also contains the links to the English Language Arts Formative Assessments and Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Writing Professional Development Modules created by Just Read, Florida! (JRF) Office.

Grade level resources which contain the following:

  • The ELA standard and site link which provide a description of the standard.
  • Lesson Plans that align to each standard. Some lessons are identified as incorporating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
  • Student Center Activities provided by Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR).
  • Related Courses which are a list of ELA courses that contain the specific standard.
  • Access Points that provide the expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
  • Teaching Ideas/Parent Resources/Worksheets links to additional lesson plans and resources that align to the standard.
  • Original Student Tutorials and Accessible version of the tutorial in PDF Format are available for some of the standards. These interactive tutorials are designed to provide instruction, practice and feedback in the ELA standards. 
  • The English Language Arts Formative Assessment System link guides you to a database of K-8 formative assessment tasks and professional development information. In order to access the formative assessments, please visit the site: https://fsla.fldoe.org.   You will need to log in to your Single Sign-On (SSO) account. This link is found on the bottom left hand side on the fsla website. Click on the ELA Formative Assessments link found in your SSO account. Once the website appears, copy and paste the links from the ELA Toolkit into the search engine to view a particular formative assessment.
  • FSA Writing Professional Development Modules link directs you to the Just Read,    Florida! website that contains videos along with Facilitator and Participant Guides that are available to use in your districts and schools during planning time or PLCs to gain deeper understanding of the Florida Standards, FSA Writing rubrics and ways to help students develop as proficient writers. http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/just-read-fl/fsa-pd.stml


Professional Development for Educators Toolkit

Professional Development for Educators Toolkit (Word) - The Professional Development Toolkit for K-12 Educators is an outline of courses available to teachers based on the Florida English Language Arts Standards. The courses are provided by CPALMS and Just Read, Florida! to help educators increase their professional knowledge of various topics related to the Florida English Language Arts Standards.