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Literacy/Language Arts

Curriculum & Instruction

The Curriculum & Instruction Department is committed to supporting high quality teaching and learning in all classrooms in Memphis-Shelby County Schools. To support the mission and vision of our district, we work strategically and collaboratively to provide quality curricular resources and support. Using these curricular resources and support, schools can ensure every student has the opportunity to engage in standards-aligned, relevant, and impactful educational experiences that will prepare them to be college and career ready.


We are committed to preparing well-rounded graduates who compete globally, because they persevere through challenges, think critically, advocate for and drive their own learning experiences, and collaborate effectively with diverse peers.


Every day, Memphis-Shelby County Schools students will experience high levels of success with challenging content in our classrooms and show consistent academic growth and achievement each year

New District Resources for 2021-2022

Instructional Videos This link provides access to the weekly ELA, Math and Science instructional videos that are produced by cross-departmental teams in Academics and School Leadership.

At Home Learning Packets This link provides access to the instructional packets which contain lessons and activities that students can complete at home.

Staying Informed

  • TN Academic Standards - The TN Academic Standards identify what students are expected to know and be able to do in each content area at each grade level. https://www.tn.gov/education/instruction/academic-standards.html
  • Best for All Central - Tennessee's Hub for Learning and Teaching - The Tennessee Department of Education has provided this online hub of useful resources for educators, school leaders and families. Best for All Central can be accessed at http://bestforall.tnedu.gov/