To help educators prepare to use the revised learning standards, the Department created this transition webpage to get you started. Your transition process begins now - in Spring 2017! The first step in the transition process should be to learn all about the revisions to Ohio's Learning Standards for English Language Arts. Here is a list of documents and webpages that will help you with this first step:
- Revision Highlights Video
- Revision Highlights FAQs
- Types of document
Revision Highlights and FAQsThis video highlights the major revision topics for Ohio's Learning Standards for English Language Arts, as well as the revision process and next steps. Here are the revision topics:
- Theme and Summary
- Point of View and Perspective
- Reader Response
English Language Arts Learning Standards CrosswalkOhio's K-12 English Language Arts Learning Standards Crosswalk describes the standards revisions, allowing educators to see the 2017 and 2010 standards side-by-side and identify key differences that will impact instruction.
English Language Arts Glossary of TermsThe purpose of the new English Language Arts Glossary of Terms is to provide definitions for terms that educators may find confusing or for which they need a clear definition while teaching the standards. The glossary will also help as educators are reviewing English language arts webpages.
This glossary is not meant to be a comprehensive content-area list of literary terms or a list for students. Department staff selected some terms because we frequently receive questions about them or their related standards. Ohio educators, who worked on the standards and model curriculum revisions, suggested adding more terms based on survey feedback and necessity.
You may use the alphabet on the glossary webpage to go directly to the terms under any letter, or you may open a printable version of the glossary. If there is a term you would like to see added to the glossary, you may submit the term and definition using the link on the glossary webpage.
Types of Summaries Guidance As a result of the revision process, Ohio’s Learning Standards for English Language Arts now call for students to write summaries, objective summaries, informative abstracts, and thorough analyses. The Types of Summaries Guidance document clarifies the differences the types of summaries different grade levels, using the revised language, and solidifies the connection providing summaries to the first part of the standard that deals with determining themes and central ideas.
You can view the revisions to the summary standards by looking at the Reading Literature and Reading Informational Strand Standard 2 in Ohio's Learning Standards for English Language Arts.