English Language Arts

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Features and Benefits


ReadyGEN is a comprehensive K–5 core curriculum of topically related text sets and routines-based instruction. ReadyGEN started out as a collaborative custom development project between Pearson and the New York City Department of Education. The goal was to equip all NYC public school teachers and students with the tools and practices necessary to meet the new expectations of the Common Core Standards ELA and Publisher’s Criteria. As a result of that partnership, ReadyGEN now helps teachers everywhere meet those expectations.


ReadyGEN is organized around unit modules (six units in grades K–2; four units in grades 3–5) with a focus on science and social studies standards-based topics. Text sets, comprised of full length and shorter authentic pieces of literary and informational trade books and texts, build knowledge around these topics for sustained periods of time. All texts are aligned to the complexity requirements outlined in the Common Core Standards for ELA, ensuring that all students interact with appropriate grade-level texts. Teachers will have access to a variety of scaffolding strategies to help support all learners.

Resources for Learning At Home

Supporting Your Child in English Language Arts/Literacy (external link)











Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

P.S. 98 is part of the  Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. The goal of this project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. All teachers receive ongoing professional development  to support students in this goal.  The organization has developed state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction.

Please visit http://readingandwritingproject.org (external link) for more information about TCRWP.

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www.engageny.org (external link)

EngageNY was created and is currently maintained by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to support the implementation of key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda. Anyone with access to the Internet can visit EngageNY and download free materials from the New York State Education Department, including all available curriculum materials.