Language & Literacy

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Language & Literacy

ELA/ELD Framework

The Educational Services department at MCOE offers technical assistance, leadership, planning, and professional learning for school-wide, standards-based curriculum and instruction in order to accelerate student achievement. Services can be based on individual district and school needs.

Services Include:
  • Support in leading and monitoring standards-based curriculum development and classroom implementation.
  • Improve teacher expertise in content and pedagogy to help all students meet standards through differentiation.
  • Meet the needs of English learners within the core program.
  • Facilitate the selection and implementation of State Board approved literacy and intervention programs.
  • Support the assessment and analysis of student learning and program evaluation.
  • Train teachers in the availability and use of diagnostic assessment tools and analysis.
  • Aid in the development of tiered intervention systems.
  • Work with grade level teams to develop collaborative model of analyzing student evidence and adjusting instruction based upon student results.
  • Customized professional learning in literacy is available.

Professional Learning

ELA/ELD Framework Graphic

Instructional Materials

English Learner Resources

ELA CCSS Appendices

  • Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards Glossary of Key Terms: Appendix A
  • Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks: Appendix_B
  • Samples of Student Writing: Appendix_C



Video Resources

Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix

Additional Resources

California Department of Education Links:

Publisher Links:

Other Links:

DACA Resources


Dora Salazar

Director, K-12 Language & Literacy
Phone: 831.755.6439

Jennifer Elemen, Ed.D.

Ed. Admin., Language & Literacy
Phone: 831.784.4154

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