Middle School English Language Arts (ELA)
ELA classes will combine reading, writing, and communication. We will also add reading, writing, and communication across all content areas. We know that students must learn to read and write effectively across the content areas to ensure college and career readiness. In fact, the Iowa Core standards set literacy requirements for not only for ELA, but also history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. According to the National Council of Teachers of English, discipline-based instruction in reading and writing enhances student achievement in all subjects. Studies show that reading and writing across the curriculum are essential to learning.
This move aligns with the District’s Focus 2022 Strategic Plan. In Goal Area 1: Provide Relevant, Rigorous, and Innovative Academics, the District has stated it will continue to align curriculum, assessment and instruction to standards, integrate literacy across the curriculum, and ensure all students graduate college and career ready.