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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.

Resources and Professional Learning

  • For English Language Arts resources and professional learning opportunities, visit the ELA page on GeorgiaStandards.Org.
  • For K-12 ELA/Literacy content information, email Stephanie Sanders,                     ELA/Literacy Program Manager at
  • 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 will facilitate the Young Georgia Authors contest this 2018-19 school year.  
Please contact Amy Fouse, President of Georgia Language Arts Supervisors (GLAS) for information about Young Georgia Authors at​.


Georgia Association of Literacy Advocates (GALA) Reader of the Year

The Georgia Association of Literacy Advocates (GALA) is asking for nominations for the 2019 Reader of the Year. Please contact Julie Walker,, for more information about Reader of the Year.


 Contact Information


Stephanie Sanders
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


 English Language Arts Links