Mariana Islands - Content Standards: English Language Arts
The English Language Arts Program guides the framework for curricular and instructional practices in Reading and Language development in English across all content areas from kindergarten through the 12th grade, preparing students to be successfully literate in the 21st- century. The curricular thrust is directed by the Common Core Standards and are adapted accordingly based on school resources and student needs. Students who meet these standards readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature. Additionally, students will habitually perform the critical reading necessary to pick carefully through the staggering amount of information available today in print, digital and in multimedia formats. Students actively seek the wide, deep, and thoughtful engagement with high-quality literary and informational texts that builds knowledge, enlarges experience, and broadens both local and worldviews. Students who meet the standards develop the skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language that are the foundation for both creative expression, purposeful and effective communication. The content that students are expected to know and apply as well as the skills that they are to masterfully demonstrate have wide applicability that extends beyond the classroom. The goal of the English Language Arts program is to prepare our students to be college and career ready.