Standards Alignment
Achieve the Core Resources
Achieve the Core is a nonprofit group working to support teachers across the country by creating materials that will assist with preparing standards-based instruction, evaluating lessons and materials, designing classroom assessments, and more. Their English Language Arts resources can be found HERE.

Instructional Alignment

Are your lessons and units aligned to our Kansas English Language Arts Standards? Go to and find out. Links to rubrics for lessons and units are available for free!

Introduction to Learning Resource Sets

"Introduction to Resource Sets", a two day presentation by Kris Shaw and Suzy Myers, Kansas State Department of Education, was hosted by the ESU School of Library & Information Management on the campus of Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Resource Sets expand on the idea of developing text sets for curriculum units in the classroom. Resource Sets focus on the process of building a set of materials, texts, audio and video clips, art, science hypotheses, or social studies essential questions into a unit. The step-by-step process is clarified by the use of an easy-to-read game board. You can access this introduction on You Tube at
Contact Information

Sarah Perryman                                     Jackie Lakin                                       
English Language Arts Consultant         Education Program Consultant                                                            
785.296.1074                                         785.296.2144                                                      

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