Literacy is essential to lifelong learning. The language arts curriculum encompasses the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing, and addresses appreciation of literature, creativity and cultural awareness.
Language Arts Belief Statements
Literacy is essential to lifelong learning.
Early intervention and timely instruction are essential to build foundations for future literacy success.
An effective language arts program addresses strategies for learning and skill components within reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing.
An effective language arts program addresses aesthetic components including but not limited to:
Appreciation of literature;
Language arts instructional practices meet the differing needs of the learner.
Language arts instructional practices should be respectful of the diverse backgrounds and experiences students bring to the classroom.
Language arts should be integrated throughout the entire curriculum and connected to real world applications.
Effective language arts assessment is aligned with the curriculum frameworks and 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 arts.