English Language Arts

  • The English Language Arts Curriculum, a total Language Arts Program, provides the targets for instruction and student learning essential for success in all academic areas.  The ELA program represents the five components essential for successful Language Arts development: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. The ELA program is researched based and follows sequential skill development commencing with the foundation skills in pre-k through 6, comprised of informational text, literature, writing, speaking and listening.  Appropriate grade level resources support differentiated instruction and best practice.  The needs of our student population are met through classroom instruction as well as specialized support services.  Student progress is continually monitored through teacher observation and state and local assessments.  Data teams ensure that all students, students needing remediation as well as those students functioning above grade level, continue to show growth.  Mastery of the Pennsylvania core standards, is the driving force ensuring that all students are moving forward on the staircase of complexity from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  The amplification of this ELA curriculum represents an evolved program ensuring all students will graduate college and career ready for success in the 21st century.