The English language arts and reading curriculum focuses on reading and literature, reading across the curriculum, writing, conventions of writing, listening, speaking, and viewing.
Reading Across the Curriculum
Students engage in reading across the curriculum standards comprised of the following literacy activities:
- students will read the equivalent of twenty-five books per year across the curriculum
- students will write weekly
- students will use reading and writing strategies to help them understand and use the content of all classes
- students will write a minimum of one research paper and develop one research-based project each year
Assessment is a crucial component of the Reading - ELA curriculum. Periodic assessments are administered and are intended to measure student progress during units of study.
For the middle grades language arts courses, the primary resource material is the Holt, Rinehart, and Winston series, Elements of Literature.
Information for the online access to the textbook is available through the school.
The Extended Learning Time (ELT) class period is utilized to provide additional support for students who are in need of more instruction in order to meet state standards.