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Instructional Planning Guides for English Language Arts K-12

The Mississippi Department of Education, through the Academic Education Office, is pleased to announce the release of  K-12 Instructional Planning Guides (IPGs) in English Language Arts,  Mathematics, and Science.

The purpose of the IPGs is to assist teachers in planning rigorous, coherent lessons that focus on critical content at each grade level through an intentional grouping of standards, time considerations, and resources for consideration.

The IPGs may be accessed by clicking the links below or by visiting the Secondary Education homepage located at  Each IPG is provided in a draft Word version to encourage immediate implementation and facilitate lesson planning at the local level.  

We welcome and encourage all feedback as teachers begin to implement these Guides.  Feedback should be emailed to by Friday, October 2, 2020.  Staff will review all submitted feedback and make appropriate updates for a re-release in Spring 2021.