Seamless Summer Learning Program through DLE 2016
The summer reading program emphasizes and promotes a habit of reading and we provide suggestions of books for students to read in print and online formats. Summer reading includes access to eBooks through any device for summer reading through Overdrive.
Our language arts program is the vehicle that ensures students develop the strategies and skills they need to comprehend and communicate effectively. Reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and presenting are addressed within our curriculum under the Common Core State Standards provided by the state of Connecticut. All strands are active, constructive processes and taught as interrelated and interdependent.
Literacy development is greatest when written, spoken and visual communication are taught in context. Students are expected to be active learners who are flexible and prepared to grow as they organize, analyze, revise, evaluate and synthesize information. Students are also encouraged to develop an appreciation and respect for all forms of literacy.
The purpose of the language arts curriculum is to foster life-long learners, thinkers, collaborates and communicators. Our goal is to prepare students to use the language arts proficiently as productive members of a global society.