The ELA vertical progressions for reading and writing arranges the K-12 Common Core Standards in an ascending format by grade level. This format allows you to see the progression of the Reading and Writing standards within a grade level and develop an in-depth understanding of how the standards for each year lay the foundation for instruction in the next.

Consider using the protocol as a team activity in order to ensure lesson plan alignment to the  vertical progressions, creating a deeper coherence in learning targets and instructional plans across   grade levels.