English Language Arts Standards

Unpacking the Common Core

Purpose and Connection

Importance of Literacy: All students benefit from Literacy-rich environments where students are immersed in a variety of language experience.

Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows you to communicate effectively. The power of literacy lies not just in the ability to read and write, but rather in a person’s capacity to apply these skills to effectively connect, interpret and discern the intricacies of the world in which they live.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/literacy-instruction-across-curriculum-importance


Data (local and state)

District Strategic Plan Goals:

Raising student achievement for all students

Closing the achievement gaps between student groups

ACCESS for ELs Data and goals for AMAO: 80% of EL's taking the ACCESS test will increase their Language of Mathematics (under Listening and Reading Comprehension) score by one point.


Academic Language

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/8-strategies-teaching-academic-language-todd-finley