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 English Language Arts Program

English Language Arts Georgia Standards of Excellence 

The Georgia Standards of Excellence require that students gain, evaluate, and present increasingly complex information, ideas and evidence through listening and speaking as well as through media. The standards recognize that students must be able to use formal English in their writing and speaking but that they must also be able to make informed, skillful choices among the many ways to express themselves through language. It is important to note the impact of the standards on classroom instruction: building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction; reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from the text, both literary and informational; and regular practice with complex text and its academic language. ​

New Updates

As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids have access to continued free educational resources at home, GPB, in partnership with Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), is offering broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to Georgia’s state standards to provide continued at-home learning​. Click here to explore Georgia Home Classroom.​

Instructional Resources for ELA Teachers


  • Get Georgia Reading

Resources and Professional Learning 

  • For English Language Arts resources and professional learning opportunities, visit the ELA page on GeorgiaStandards.Org.
  • For Elementary ELA content information, email Anisha Donald, Elementary ELA/Literacy Program Specialist at
  • For Secondary ELA/Literacy content information, email Breanne Huston, Secondary ELA/Literacy Program Specialist at   
  • For Special Education & ELA content integration information, email Franeka Colley, Content Integration Program Specialist at​.
  • Join the ELA mailing list to receive updates from the English Language Arts program; please send an email with no message to the appropriate email address listed here:
English Language Arts K-5 
English Language Arts 6-8 

English Language Arts 9-12

English Language Arts RESA Support

English Language Arts Administrators

English Language Arts District Support

Suggested Websites for Teachers

Information for Parents and Students

Information for Administrators, Counselors, and Educators 

English Language Arts  Testing and Assessment Resources

Georgia Milestones EOG Resources

Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition

The Georgia Language Arts Supervisors (GLAS) organization facilitates the Young Georgia Authors contest.  Use the link below to access the GLAS website for contest information: 
Please contact Amy Fouse, President of Georgia Language Arts Supervisors (GLAS) for information about Young Georgia Authors at​. 


Reader of the Year Contest

The Georgia Association of Literacy Advocates (GALA) organization facilitates the Reader of the Year contest. Use the link below to access the GALA website for contest information: 

Please contact Julie Walker ( for more information about Reader of the Year.  


 Contact Information

ELA/Literacy Program Manager
Phone: 404-657-9811

Franeka Colley, Ed.S.
Content Integration, Special Education Program Specialist
Phone: 404-657-2461

Anisha Donald, Ed.S.
Elementary ELA/Literacy Program Specialist
Phone: 404-463-0507

Breanne Huston
Secondary ELA/Literacy Program Specialist
Phone: 404-463-1765


Georgia Standards