English & Language Arts
In English and language arts (ELA), students learn to read and write. Along with stories and literature, they read non-fiction texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas including science and social studies. They read challenging texts and are asked more questions that will require them to refer back to what they have read and to use higher-order thinking skills to make meaning. There is also an emphasis on building a strong vocabulary so students can read and understand challenging material.
Reading Intervention Programs
District 2 has reading specialists working at all of its schools in partnership with the classroom teachers in supporting student’s literacy needs.