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English Language Arts

The Office of English Language Arts (ELA), as part of the Office of Elementary Education and Reading and the Office of Secondary Education, is responsible for providing support to teachers and schools throughout the state in the implementation of Mississippi’s College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for English Language Arts. The staff in the Office of English Language Arts develops resources for teachers, delivers statewide and school-based professional development, and supports schools in the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

For more information on the services provided by the Office of English Language Arts, please contact Dana Danis, English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist, at (601) 359-3461 or via email at ddanis@mdek12.org.

Professional Development Services

To request professional development, please click the link below:
http://www.northmsec.com/mde-regional-service-delivery-model-information/

Professional Development Staff
Ashley Kazery, Professional Development Coordinator, ashley.kazery@mdek12.org

Mississippi’s College and Career Readiness Standards for English Language Arts

Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) Resources for English Language Arts

Instructional Resources

Tools for Close Reading

Graphic Organizers for MS CCRS for ELA

Professional Organizations

Additional Resources

ELA Resources for Parents

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