Literacy and Humanities
Office of Literacy and Humanities (OLH) supports schools to help all students become proficient readers, writers, and communicators. In addition to setting content area learning standards and curriculum frameworks, OLH designs projects to improve educator knowledge and capacity to deliver high-quality standards-based instruction.
Literacy and Humanities Curriculum Frameworks
|English Language Arts and Literacy||History and Social Science||Arts|
|2017 ELA/Literacy Curriculum Framework||2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework||2019 Arts Curriculum Framework|
Standards-Based Learning Videos
The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks provide teachers, students and families with clear and shared expectations for what all students should know and be able to do at the end of each year. They represent a promise of equitable education for all students. They formalize the expectation that all students in the Commonwealth have access to the same academic content, regardless of their zip code, background, or abilities.
The following videos illustrate standards-based learning. They provide an overview of how educators are approaching standards based learning in different content areas and grades. We encourage you to share them with members of your educational community.
Resources for Improving Literacy at All Grade Levels
Quick Reference Guides to the Standards
How can I use the standards to improve literacy in my classroom today?
Contact the Literacy and Humanities Team
|Dawn Benski||Arts Content Support Lead||781.338.3235|
|Donna Goldstein||ELA/Literacy Content Support Lead||781.338.6235|
|Susan Kazeroid||ELA/Literacy Content Support Lead||413.519.8422|
|Tracey Martineau||Literacy Content Support Lead||413.519.8426|
|Woodly Pierre-Louis||ELA/Literacy Content Specialist||781.338.6238|
|Michelle Ryan||History/ Social Science Content Support Lead||781.338.3251|
|Cecilia Spencer||History and Social Science Content Specialist||781.338.6243|
|Katherine Tarca||Director, Literacy and Humanities||781.338.6239|
|Sharnei Young||English Learner Specialist for ELA/Literacy||781.338.6242|
Contact Framework Revision Leads
|Michelle Ryan, History/Social Studies||781.338.3251|
|Zhaneta Liti, Foreign Language||781.338.3572|
|Craig Waterman, Arts||781.338.3244|