English Language Arts

  • The ultimate purpose of the English Language Arts curriculum is to teach students the language abilities they need to communicate effectively as individuals and as contributing members of society. It is a spiraling curriculum in the sense that many of the same skills develop over time.

    ECMS LA – What We Do!

    Language.
    Take us to faraway lands through reading.
    Lands beyond our beliefs.
    Realistic worlds.
    Enable us to communicate.
    Through speech or the written word.
    Exchange information.
    The power is endless.
    Language.

    Thinking.
    Critical of information received.
    Active reading and analyzing.
    Problem solving.
    Then arguing.
    Criticizing.
    Informed choices.
    Civic literacy for today.
    Thinking.

    Conventions.
    Sentence structure.
    Grammar.
    Is it correct?
    Period, comma, colon, question mark?
    Developing until.
    Conquering.
    Conventions.

    Individuality.
    Can I have my own voice?
    My own style?
    Will I develop?
    Can I be free to be ME?
    Individuality.

    This is what we do!