The English Language Arts Division of the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment offers support and services around best practices in literacy instruction for teaching staff and administrators. The Literacy Essentials documents provide the foundation for all learning and support to districts. These documents provide research-proven, effective approaches to markedly improve literacy skills among Michigan’s students. Professional learning opportunities centered around classroom practices are offered periodically throughout the school year. Leadership professional learning is offered quarterly around developing building-wide practices to support the literacy development of all students.