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Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts in the Classroom

Elements of WI Standards ImageStandards are goal statements about what students should know and be able to do in a particular content area by the end of a particular grade; they do not define the methods or means of reaching those goals.

In Wisconsin, local school districts make decisions about the curriculum, resources, and the specific methods of reaching those goals.

The video below on analyzing texts from the Teaching Channel shows what a 5th-grade Wisconsin Standards for ELA-based English language arts classroom looks like.

As you watch this video, consider:

  • What are student being asked to do with the text they are reading?
  • What is the connection between reading, speaking and listening, and writing?
  • How is the reading and discussion preparing students for writing?
  • How do these activities prepare students to be college and career ready?