English Language Arts (ELA)

K - 12

GENERAL OVERVIEW

English Language Arts Vision for Stamford Public Schools:

Our vision is to develop students as critical readers, insightful writers, independent thinkers, and effective communicators.

Guiding Principles:

  • All children can learn at high levels.
  • Teaching is student-centered and grounded in establishing student independence.
  • Student writing is evidence based.
  • All students can access complex texts.
  • Collaboration is a critical component of learning.
  • Reading and Writing are interconnected processes.
  • Effective instruction is responsive to the needs of the learner.
  • Engaging instruction is rigorous, relevant to students’ lives, and built on relationships.
  • Students thrive when given independence and ownership of their surroundings and their learning.
  • Students read and write throughout the day in all content areas.
  • Students are provided access to technology which enhances communication.
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