Literacy/Language Arts

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The English/ Language Arts team in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to providing high quality support to teachers and school leaders, students, and parents throughout the district. Through intentional and strategic planning, our goal is to help schools actualize the district’s vision of high-quality teaching and learning.

Vision of ELA Teaching and Learning

In our ELA classrooms, students will:

  • Build strong reading foundational skills, starting in the early grades
  • Work with worthwhile and complex texts
  • Experience a volume of reading to build knowledge, vocabulary, fluency, and independence
  • Regularly discuss and write about texts, grounded in evidence
  • Own the thinking of the lesson

Effective ELA instruction requires research-based instructional practices, which include:

  • Thoughtfully planned and executed lessons
  • Attention to both skills-based and meaning-based competencies
  • Daily integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening to understand texts and express understanding
  • An environment that supports text-based discourse
  • Data-informed instruction

Teacher Resources – Click on the Curriculum Maps link found on the Curriculum & Instruction homepage.

Parent Resources – Click on the Parent Resources link found on the Curriculum & Instruction homepage.

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