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K-2 Model Content Frameworks for English Language Arts/Literacy

The PARCC K-2 Model Content Frameworks for English Language Arts/Literacy are voluntary resources meant to be used as a companion to the Common Core State Standards to help educators and those developing aligned curricula and instructional materials. The frameworks help clarify the standards by illustrating how key content shifts from Kindergarten through Grade 2 coherently to Grade 3 and beyond. They also serve as an example of how teachers and curriculum writers may frame instruction using the standards across the academic year.

The Model Content Frameworks for English Language Arts/Literacy are neither a curriculum nor a replacement to the standards. Rather, they ought to be used as a companion to the standards, and as a lens through which to analyze and build local curricula.

The Model Content Frameworks for English Language Arts/ Literacy: Kindergarten through Grade 2 were developed by PARCC state representatives, educators, and experts in academic standards and early learning, instruction, and formative assessment. Public feedback from teachers across the United States helped to shape the final versions of the frameworks published here.

Unlike their later-grade counterparts, the Model Content Frameworks for for English Language Arts/Literacy: K-2 are not focused on connections to summative assessments. Rather, they are designed to support the development of classroom-level, non-summative tools like PARCC’s formative tasks and diagnostic assessments.

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