English Language Arts Capacities

"Habits of the Mind"

As students master the standards in reading, writing, listening, and language, they should be able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity the capacities of a literate individual.

1. They demonstrate independence.
2. They build strong content knowledge.
3.They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.
4. They comprehend as well as critique.
5. They value evidence.
6. They use technology and digital media strategically and capably.
7. They come to understand other perspectives and cultures.