ELA Standards

The standards South Dakota state standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school. The standards are tailored specifically to meet the needs of students in South Dakota, ensuring a readiness for the workforce, military service, university or technical school coursework. The standards met the following qualifications (1) research and evidence based, (2) aligned with college and work expectations, (3) rigorous, and (4) benchmarked in their design and content.

The South Dakota State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects were reviewed and revised through the efforts of educators/special education, administrators, post-secondary, parents, and the SD Department of Education. The standards document exists due to intensive research, collaboration, grade level and vertical alignment discussions, debates, and a commitment to serve all students in our state. Every work group member was an advocate for education and for ensuring students will graduate college, career, and life ready.

The South Dakota Department of Education expresses gratitude and appreciation to the individuals who contributed their passion, expertise, and time to the creation of both the SD State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and the unpacked documents which support those standards.

South Dakota English Language and Literacy Standards
(transition year 2018-2019; teach to standards 2019-2020; assessed spring 2020)
Unpacked Standards ELA Resources
Summary of Changes Standards Toolkit
Standards per grade level
K-12 ELA and Literacy Standards
Introduction to ELA Standards K-5 ELA Standards
6-12 ELA Standards 6-12 Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects





K-12 Strike-Through Documents for ELA State Standards (Adopted 2018)

Strike-through documents provide comparisons between the current SD State Standards and the 2018 adopted ELA state standards. The strike-through documents allow a visual overview of the changes made and a justification for each change.

K-12 Strike-Through Documents for ELA State Standards (Adopted 2018)
Kindergarten
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
First Grade
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
Second Grade
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
Third Grade
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
Fourth Grade
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
Fifth Grade
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
Sixth Grade
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
Seventh Grade
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
Eighth Grade
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
Ninth-Tenth Grades
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening
Eleventh-Twelfth Grades
Reading, Writing, Language
Speaking and Listening


Unpacked Standards - ELA State Standards (Adopted 2018)

Unpacked - ELA Standards (Adopted 2018)
Reading-Literature Reading for Informational Text
Reading Standards: Foundational Skills K-5 Writing
Speaking and Listening Language
6-12 Literacy in Social Studies/History, Science, and Technical Subjects




Reading-Literature

The Unpacked/Disaggregated documents now cluster standards within the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading-Literature. Each anchor standard has one corresponding unpacked document which clusters the standards focusing on those key area of skills per grade level.

Anchor Standards K 1 2 3 4 5
Key Ideas and Details K.RL.1
K.RL.2
K.RL.3
1.RL.1
1.RL.2
1.RL.3
2.RL.1
2.RL.2
2.RL.3
3.RL.1
3.RL.2
3.RL.3
4.RL.1
4.RL.2
4.RL.3
5.RL.1
5.RL.2
5.RL.3
Craft and Structure K.RL.4
K.RL.5
K.RL.6
1.RL.4
1.RL.5
1.RL.6
2.RL.4
2.RL.5
2.RL.6
3.RL.4
3.RL.5
3.RL.6
4.RL.4
4.RL.5
4.RL.6
5.RL.4
5.RL.5
5.RL.6
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas K.RL.7
K.RL.8
K.RL.9
1.RL.7
1.RL.8
1.RL.9
2.RL.7
2.RL.8
2.RL.9
3.RL.7
3.RL.8
3.RL.9
4.RL.7
4.RL.8
4.RL.9
5.RL.7
5.RL.8
5.RL.9
Range of Reading and Text Complexity K.RL.10 1.RL.10 2.RL.10 3.RL.10 4.RL.10 5.RL.10
Anchor Standards 6 7 8 9-10 11-12
Key Ideas and Details 6.RL.1
6.RL.2
6.RL.3
7.RL.1
7.RL.2
7.RL.3
8.RL.1
8.RL.2
8.RL.3
9-10.RL.1
9-10.RL.2
9-10.RL.3
11-12.RL.1
11-12.RL.2
11-12.RL.3
Craft and Structure 6.RL.4
6.RL.5
6.RL.6
7.RL.4
7.RL.5
7.RL.6
8.RL.4
8.RL.5
8.RL.6
9-10.RL.4
9-10.RL.5
9-10.RL.6
11-12.RL.4
11-12.RL.5
11-12.RL.6
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 6.RL.7
6.RL.8
6.RL.9
7.RL.7
7.RL.8
7.RL.9
8.RL.7
8.RL.8
8.RL.9
9-10.RL.7
9-10.RL.8
9-10.RL.9
11-12.RL.7
11-12.RL.8
11-12.RL.9
Range of Reading and Text Complexity 6.RL.10 7.RL.10 8.RL.10 9-10.RL.10 11-12.RL.10
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Reading Standards: Foundational Skills K-5

The Unpacked/Disaggregated documents now cluster standards within the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Foundational Skills K-5. Each anchor standard has one corresponding unpacked document which clusters the standards focusing on those key area of skills per grade level.

Anchor Standards K 1 2 3 4 5
Print Concepts K.RF.1 1.RF.1 2.RF.1 3.RF.1 4.RF.1 5.RF.1
Phonological Awareness K.RF.2 1.RF.2 2.RF.2 3.RF.2 4.RF.2 5.RF.2
Phonics and Word Recognitions K.RF.3 1.RF.3 2.RF.3 3.RF.3 4.RF.3 5.RF.3
Fluency K.RF.4 1.RF.4 2.RF.4 3.RF.4 4.RF.4 5.RF.4
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Reading for Informational Text

The Unpacked/Disaggregated documents now cluster standards within the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading for Informational Text. Each anchor standard has one corresponding unpacked document which clusters the standards focusing on those key area of skills per grade level.

Anchor Standards K 1 2 3 4 5
Key Ideas and Details K.RI.1
K.RI.2
K.RI.3
1.RI.1
1.RI.2
1.RI.3
2.RI.1
2.RI.2
2.RI.3
3.RI.1
3.RI.2
3.RI.3
4.RI.1
4.RI.2
4.RI.3
5.RI.1
5.RI.2
5.RI.3
Craft and Structure K.RI.4
K.RI.5
K.RI.6
1.RI.4
1.RI.5
1.RI.6
2.RI.4
2.RI.5
2.RI.6
3.RI.4
3.RI.5
3.RI.6
4.RI.4
4.RI.5
4.RI.6
5.RI.4
5.RI.5
5.RI.6
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas K.RI.7
K.RI.8
K.RI.9
1.RI.7
1.RI.8
1.RI.9
2.RI.7
2.RI.8
2.RI.9
3.RI.7
3.RI.8
3.RI.9
4.RI.7
4.RI.8
4.RI.9
5.RI.7
5.RI.8
5.RI.9
Range of Reading and Text Complexity K.RI.10 1.RI.10 2.RI.10 3.RI.10 4.RI.10 5.RI.10
Anchor Standards 6 7 8 9-10 11-12
Key Ideas and Details 6.RI.1
6.RI.2
6.RI.3
7.RI.1
7.RI.2
7.RI.3
8.RI.1
8.RI.2
8.RI.3
9-10.RI.1
9-10.RI.2
9-10.RI.3
11-12.RI.1
11-12.RI.2
11-12.RI.3
Craft and Structure 6.RI.4
6.RI.5
6.RI.6
7.RI.4
7.RI.5
7.RI.6
8.RI.4
8.RI.5
8.RI.6
9-10.RI.4
9-10.RI.5
9-10.RI.6
11-12.RI.4
11-12.RI.5
11-12.RI.6
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 6.RI.7
6.RI.8
6.RI.9
7.RI.7
7.RI.8
7.RI.9
8.RI.7
8.RI.8
8.RI.9
9-10.RI.7
9-10.RI.8
9-10.RI.9
11-12.RI.7
11-12.RI.8
11-12.RI.9
Range of Reading and Text Complexity 6.RI.10 7.RI.10 8.RI.10 9-10.RI.10 11-12.RI.10
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Writing Standards

The Unpacked/Disaggregated documents now cluster standards within the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing. Each anchor standard has one corresponding unpacked document which clusters the standards focusing on those key area of skills per grade level.

Anchor Standards K 1 2 3 4 5
Text Types and Purposes K.W.1
K.W.2
K.W.3
1.W.1
1.W.2
1.W.3
2.W.1
2.W.2
2.W.3
3.W.1
3.W.2
3.W.3
4.W.1
4.W.2
4.W.3
5.W.1
5.W.2
5.W.3
Production and Distribution of Writing K.W.4
K.W.5
K.W.6
1.W.4
1.W.5
1.W.6
2.W.4
2.W.5
2.W.6
3.W.4
3.W.5
3.W.6
4.W.4
4.W.5
4.W.6
5.W.4
5.W.5
5.W.6
Research to Build and Present Knowledge K.W.7
K.W.8
K.W.9
1.W.7
1.W.8
1.W.9
2.W.7
2.W.8
2.W.9
3.W.7
3.W.8
3.W.9
4.W.7
4.W.8
4.W.9
5.W.7
5.W.8
5.W.9
Range of Writing K.W.10 1.W.10 2.W.10 3.W.10 4.W.10 5.W.10
Anchor Standards 6 7 8 9-10 11-12
Text Types and Purposes 6.W.1
6.W.2
6.W.3
7.W.1
7.W.2
7.W.3
8.W.1
8.W.2
8.W.3
9-10.W.1
9-10.W.2
9-10.W.3
11-12.W.1
11-12.W.2
11-12.W.3
Production and Distribution of Writing 6.W.4
6.W.5
6.W.6
7.W.4
7.W.5
7.W.6
8.W.4
8.W.5
8.W.6
9-10.W.4
9-10.W.5
9-10.W.6
11-12.W.4
11-12.W.5
11-12.W.6
Research to Build and Present Knowledge 6.W.7
6.W.8
6.W.9
7.W.7
7.W.8
7.W.9
8.W.7
8.W.8
8.W.9
9-10.W.7
9-10.W.8
9-10.W.9
11-12.W.7
11-12.W.8
11-12.W.9
Range of Writing 6.W.10 7.W.10 8.W.10 9-10.W.10 11-12.W.10
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Speaking and Listening Standards

The Unpacked/Disaggregated documents now cluster standards within the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening. Each anchor standard has one corresponding unpacked document which clusters the standards focusing on those key area of skills per grade level.

Anchor Standards K 1 2 3 4 5
Comprehension and Collaboration K.SL.1
K.SL.2
K.SL.3
1.SL.1
1.SL.2
1.SL.3
2.SL.1
2.SL.2
2.SL.3
3.SL.1
3.SL.2
3.SL.3
4.SL.1
4.SL.2
4.SL.3
5.SL.1
5.SL.2
5.SL.3
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas K.SL.4
K.SL.5
K.SL.6
1.SL.4
1.SL.5
1.SL.6
2.SL.4
2.SL.5
2.SL.6
3.SL.4
3.SL.5
3.SL.6
4.SL.4
4.SL.5
4.SL.6
5.SL.4
5.SL.5
5.SL.6
Anchor Standards 6 7 8 9-10 11-12
Comprehension and Collaboration 6.SL.1
6.SL.2
6.SL.3
7.SL.1
7.SL.2
7.SL.3
8.SL.1
8.SL.2
8.SL.3
9-10.SL.1
9-10.SL.2
9-10.SL.3
11-12.SL.1
11-12.SL.2
11-12.SL.3
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas 6.SL.4
6.SL.5
6.SL.6
7.SL.4
7.SL.5
7.SL.6
8.SL.4
8.SL.5
8.SL.6
9-10.SL.4
9-10.SL.5
9-10.SL.6
11-12.SL.4
11-12.SL.5
11-12.SL.6
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Language Standards

The Unpacked/Disaggregated documents now cluster standards within the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language. Each anchor standard has one corresponding unpacked document which clusters the standards focusing on those key area of skills per grade level.

Anchor Standards K 1 2 3 4 5
Conventions of Standard English K.L.1
K.L.2
1.L.1
1.L.2
2.L.1
2.L.2
3.L.1
3.L.2
4.L.1
4.L.2
5.L.1
5.L.2
Knowledge of Language K.L.3 1.L.3 2.L.3 3.L.3 4.L.3 5.L.3
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use K.L.4
K.L.5
K.L.6
1.L.4
1.L.5
1.L.6
2.L.4
2.L.5
2.L.6
3.L.4
3.L.5
3.L.6
4.L.4
4.L.5
4.L.6
5.L.4
5.L.5
5.L.6
Anchor Standards 6 7 8 9-10 11-12
Conventions of Standard English 6.L.1
6.L.2
7.L.1
7.L.2
8.L.1
8.L.2
9-10.L.1
9-10.L.2
11-12.L.1
11-12.L.2
Knowledge of Language 6.L.3 7.L.3 8.L.3 9-10.L.3 11-12.L.3
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 6.L.4
6.L.5
6.L.6
7.L.4
7.L.5
7.L.6
8.L.4
8.L.5
8.L.6
9-10.L.4
9-10.L.5
9-10.L.6
11-12.L.4
11-12.L.5
11-12.L.6


Supporting Documents
Appendix A Appendix A Supplement
Appendix C CCSSO Map
Grade 12 Blueprint Tri-State Rubric K-2
Tri-State Rubric 3-12



Assessment Resources
Achievement Level Descriptors
SBAC Stimulus Specifications
Style Guide
SD ELA STANDARDS CROSSWALK BLUEPRINT

Contact

For more information, contact Teresa Berndt at the Department of Education's Division of Learning and Instruction at (605) 295-0335.