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English language arts

  • Reading: Students will read and comprehend a variety of complex literary and informational texts for many purposes (including enjoyment), including texts that reflect one’s experiences and experiences of others. This includes independently and proficiently understanding grade-level text.
  • Writing: Students will write routinely for a range of culturally-sustaining and rhetorically authentic tasks, purposes, and audiences over extended time frames (time for inquiry, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames.
  • Speaking and Listening: Students will listen to understand and adapt speech to a variety of purposes, audiences, and situations in order to meet communicative goals. Be able to justify intentional language choices and how those choices differ for culture and context.
  • Language: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how language functions in different cultures and contexts. Apply this knowledge to meet communicative goals when composing, creating, and speaking, and to comprehend more fully when reading and listening. Be able to justify intentional language and convention choices and explain how those choices differ for culture and context.