English Language Arts

Journeys is a research-based English Language Arts program with proven results. Focused, comprehensive instruction helps to engage and meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that every reader is empowered, inspired and confident. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/reading/core-reading-programs/journeys#features

English Language Arts

ELA Grades K-5
The adopted English Language Arts curriculum for grades K-5 is Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading. Journeys is a research based ELA program with proven results.  Through focused comprehensive instruction that helps engages students while meeting the needs of all learners.  Every reader is empowered, inspired, and feels confident.

The significant components of the Journeys Reading program are:
Journeys is a research-based English Language Arts program with proven results. Focused, comprehensive instruction helps to engage and meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that every reader is empowered, inspired and confident. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/reading/core-reading-programs/journeys#features
Journeys is a research-based English Language Arts program with proven results. Focused, comprehensive instruction helps to engage and meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that every reader is empowered, inspired and confident. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/reading/core-reading-programs/journeys#features
Journeys is a research-based English Language Arts program with proven results. Focused, comprehensive instruction helps to engage and meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that every reader is empowered, inspired and confident. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/reading/core-reading-programs/journeys#features
Journeys is a research-based English Language Arts program with proven results. Focused, comprehensive instruction helps to engage and meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that every reader is empowered, inspired and confident. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/reading/core-reading-programs/journeys#features
Journeys is a research-based English Language Arts program with proven results. Focused, comprehensive instruction helps to engage and meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that every reader is empowered, inspired and confident. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/reading/core-reading-programs/journeys#features
Journeys is a research-based English Language Arts program with proven results. Focused, comprehensive instruction helps to engage and meet the needs of all learners, ensuring that every reader is empowered, inspired and confident. - See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/reading/core-reading-programs/journeys#features

  • Close reading (reading slowly and carefully to assure understanding)
  • Anchor Text (a more complex text that students apply learned skills and concepts)
  • Leveled Readers (a variety of stories from a variety of genres to meet all reader’s needs)

ELA Grades 6-8

The adopted literature program for grades 6-8 is Holt Elements of Literature.  Students learn about a topic that is engaging to middle school students through a variety of writings that includes literature, expository text, informational writing, poetry, and biographies.  Throughout the reading workshop students learn about literary elements, reading skills and strategies, advanced vocabulary, and text structure.

Through the workshops students begin to apply reading to their real world environment by using multi-media resources and text, writing, and language development (vocabulary).