Welcome to English Language Arts.
We have one goal in sight: to create thoughtful, literate communicators who are able to use language effectively as they continue to navigate through an increasingly information-rich world. Because of the meteoric increase of information, available 24/7, our students will learn how to analyze and use that information to make and express new meaning. And they'll become engrossed in great pieces of work along the way!
Minnesota has adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts - and added to them, so we have some of the best ELA standards in the nation. The Minnesota K-12 ELA standards include reading, writing, speaking/listening, language (the CCSS), along with viewing and media. Smart idea, since YouTube is now the second largest search engine in the world, and this is the digital age.
Click here to read more about the Minnesota State Standards in English Language Arts.