English Language Arts
The Joseph Sears School faculty and staff work to provide each of our students with a core body of knowledge in the related language arts disciplines of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The fully integrated language arts curriculum is constantly examined through a variety of lenses. These include 21st Century Skills, Common Core State Standards, best practice and social-emotional learning, all rooted in what current research and experience suggest lead to effective learning and teaching.
The goal of providing a rich and rigorous language arts curriculum for our students is embedded in the context of leading our students to develop ownership, an emotional connection and a love of reading and writing. This allows students to not only communicate their own ideas and learning, but also to understand, analyze and relate to the ideas and learning of others.