Literacy Implementation Guidance for the ELA Common Core State Standards
The International Reading Association (IRA) created this document to address specific literacy issues related to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The paper focuses on issues that have proven to be especially confusing or challenging to implement. This implementation guidance from IRA represents a consensus of the thinking of literacy leaders, who support thoughtful implementation of the CCSS for student literacy achievement, in the field. The intent is to support state and local leaders, teachers, university faculty, publishers, and planners and facilitators of professional development as they implement the CCSS in English language arts.