Language Arts

Students will read a wide range of print and non-print texts

  • to build an understanding of texts, of themselves and of various cultures;
  • to acquire new information;
  • to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace.

Students will read literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions of human experiences.

Students will apply numerous and varied strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate and appreciate texts. 

Students will apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions, media techniques, figurative language and genre to create, critique and discuss print and non-print.

Students will apply reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in all content areas and in personal communications.

Students will generate ideas, questions, and problems in preparation for gathering, evaluating and synthesizing data from a variety of sources.

Students will display confidence and poise when communicating information, discoveries, thoughts and feelings in writing and speaking.

Students will develop an understanding of and respect for diversity of language uses, writing styles and visual expressions across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions and social roles.

Students will participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

Students will respect the original works of others and the rights of ownership.

Students will use spoken, written and visual language

  • to realize personal fulfillment,
  • to exchange ideas,
  • to assert socially conscious values.