All students receive instruction in grade-level content and skills, along with appropriate scaffolds and supports, in order to become skillful readers and communicators empowered to navigate an increasingly complex and information-rich world.
Language is a powerful tool for expressing ideas, beliefs, and feelings.
Knowledge of language facilitates thought.
Readers, listeners, and viewers continually develop and apply strategies to construct meaning from increasingly complex and challenging texts.
Writers and speakers strategically use language to communicate for a variety of purposes.
Individuals need advanced literacy skills to participate actively and successfully in today’s demanding, information-based society.