Standard 1.Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world.
Standard 2Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. Standard 4 Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes. Standard 5.
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes. Standard 6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions ,media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts. Standard 7.
Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience. Standard 8.Students whose first language is not English make use of their first language to develop competency in the English language arts and to develop understanding of content across the curriculum. | Guiding principles:Principle 1An effective English language arts and literacy curriculum develops thinking and language together through interactive learning. Students will develop their ability to understand, analyze, evaluate, and apply the ideas they encounter in ELA.Principle 2An effective English language arts and literacy curriculum draws on literature in order to develop students’ understanding of their literary heritage. Students will read literature reflecting the literary and civic heritage of the English-speaking world.Principle 3An effective English language arts and literacy curriculum draws on informational texts and multimedia in order to build academic vocabulary and strong content knowledge. Students will learn how to read and listen using television, radio, film/video, and websites.Principle 4An effective English language arts and literacy curriculum develops students’ oral language and literacy through appropriately challenging