Next Generation

The revised New York State Standards aim to reimagine the educational framework for English language arts and mathematics, with the goal of better supporting educators in their instructional practice and to provide additional guidance on achieving a vision of 21st century literacy. While the Standards were designed to apply to the teaching and learning of all students in our state’s schools and are the result of collaborative and deliberate efforts between a diverse range of instructional experts, school leaders and parents, the supporting documents that are linked with the Standards provide additional guidance on implementation of the Standards with English Language Learners (ELLs), Multilingual Learners (MLLs), and Students with Disabilities (SWDs). It is the intention of the Board of Regents that these standards serve the intended function in our schools: preparing our students to become lifelong learners and thinkers, as well as active participants in civil, community and professional endeavors. Additional introductory information about the new standards is available here: Preface to the New York State Next Generation English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards.

ReadyGen Resources

ReadyGen Program Overview

This guide discusses ReadyGen, a comprehensive literacy curriculum built specifically for the standards.

Close Reading

This guide will explain the importance of reading the text closely in order to achieve deep comprehension.

Instructional Shifts

This guide explores the instructional shifts that are reflected in the standards.

Phonics and Word Work

This guide explores how explicit and systematic word work instruction is included in the ReadyGen program.

Text Sets

This guide uncovers the benefits of texts sets and reveals how they are organized in ReadyGen.

Recommended Books


Recommended book list for levels A-C


Recommended book list for levels H-M


Recommended book list for levels O-T


Recommended book list for levels V-Z


Recommended book list for levels C-I


Recommended book list for levels L-P


Recommended book list for levels S-W


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