English Language Arts
Our Literacy program forms a foundation for learning as it encompasses reading, writing, and communication skills and processes. We believe that literacy, at the heart of the matter, is about learning to make meaning using all forms of language expression. Our program is guided by research and the Washington State Grade Level Expectations which describe what students should know and be able to do on the journey to literacy proficiency. At all elementary levels of literacy, students are supported in learning literacy skills and processes leading to knowledge and critical thinking strategies necessary to become competent, purposeful lifelong readers, writers, and communicators.
Home and Family Resources:
- Understanding Your Child's Report Card brochures were created to help parents understand their child's progress. Each brochure outlines what your child should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level.
- The Benchmark Literacy Parent Flyer explains what strategies will be used to develop reading and writing skills in Grades K-6. (This flyer is also available in Spanish: Información para
- Reading Rockets: Teaching your kids to read and helping those who struggle.
- United States Department of Education: Helping your child learn to read.
For more information about Elementary Literacy Curriculum please contact JoAnn Todd, Manager of Elementary Education, Student Learning, 425-431-7204.