Curriculum and Standards
The Medford School District (MSD) has adopted Journeys
curriculum's for K-12 English Language Arts (ELA) classrooms.
MSD's ELA curriculum will be aligned with the Common Core State Standards.When Oregon adopted the Common Core in October 2010, our state joined other states in the pursuit of a
common, standards-based education for our students, kindergarten through high school. Common
standards can increase the likelihood that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success
in college and the work place.
Because skillful reading, writing, language use, and speaking and listening are similar across the states,
common standards make sense. They make possible common assessments, common achievement goals for
grade level groups, and efficiencies of scale for instructional and professional development materials.
Instruction in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social
Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects—“the Standards”—will prepare Oregon students and students in
other CCSS states to be proficient in the four strands of the English language arts (ELA) skills—Reading,
Writing, Language, and Speaking and Listening.
Click here to see the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts by grade level.