Sonoma County Office of Education

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

The California Content Standards, or Common Core State Standards (CCSS), were developed through a state-led initiative to establish consistent and clear education standards for both English-language arts and mathematics that would better prepare students for success in the competitive global economy.

In 2010, California’s K-12 public schools adopted the California California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. These standards not only establish new guidelines for English language arts (ELA), they also provide guidelines for addressing the role of literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.

ELA/Literacy Professional Development at SCOE

Once scheduled, all professional development events related to this topic will be shown below. If nothing is shown, there are no upcoming classes.

Title Date Time
Sonoma County Literacy Leader Collaborative 09/11/2024 9:00am-10:00am


Click here to read SCOE's ELA Blog, written by ELA Teacher on Loan, Kelly Matteri.


Community Resources

Check back for helpful resources.

Professional Resources

National Council of Teachers of English

International Literacy Association


Questions may be directed to:

  • Lauren Ridgway, Program Coordinator - Language & Literacy
    (707) 524-2672,