English/Language Arts Education
To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, report on, and create a high volume and extensive range of print and non-print texts in media forms old and new. Students need to be proficient in reading complex informational text independently and in a variety of content areas. Additionally, students need to be able to write to persuade, explain, and to convey real or imagined experience.
According to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science, the student who is college and career ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language . . .
Builds on strong content knowledge
Can respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline
Can comprehend as well as critique
Uses technology and digital media strategically and capably
Understands other perspectives and cultures
The Olympic ESD's goal is to provide professional development opportunities to support these literacy endeavors for teachers in districts across our region.
School districts needing Literacy/Language Arts technical support may contact Patrica Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org