Early intervention and timely instruction are essential to building foundations for a
future literacy success.
An effective language arts program addresses strategies for learning and skill
components within literature, informative texts, writing, speaking, viewing, listening,
media literacy and language skills.
An effective language arts program addresses the aesthetic components and fosters the
joy of literacy.
Language arts instructional practices meet the differing needs of the learner.
Language arts instructional practices should be responsive to the cultures, language
and experiences that students bring to the classroom.
Language arts should be integrated throughout the entire curriculum and connected to
Effective language arts assessment is aligned to the Minnesota Academic Standards of
English Language Arts K-12 which informs and guides instruction.
A quality language arts program requires support for:
Instructional resources aligned with the curriculum,
Ongoing professional development, and
Family support and community involvement is essential to student learning in language