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Enriched Literacy Curriculum (ELC)

The Enriched Literacy Curriculum  provides advanced, rigorous instruction to fourth and fifth grade students in their local school. Select elementary schools implement the Enriched Literacy Curriculum within the English Language Arts instructional block, while addressing grade-level standards and making explicit connections across content areas. The curriculum provides instructional opportunities with complex literary and informational texts, writing instruction based on developing the writer through writing process and writing workshop, and establishes an instructional atmosphere that promotes critical and creative thinking.  The curriculum uses best practices in gifted education research and incorporates components of supplemental programs including: Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program, Junior Great Books, William and Mary Language Arts Units, and Lucy Calkins Unit of Study in Writing.


 ELC Parent's Guide to Year Long Learning

The Parent’s Guide to Year-Long Enriched Literacy Curriculum Learning describe the skills and concepts for each marking period.

 Fourth Grade 

  Fifth Grade      



 ELC Sites - The schools below offer the Enriched Literacy Curriculum to selected students.

Ashburton Belmont*

 Beverly Farms

 Bradley Hills


 Cannon Road

 Carderock Springs* 


 Cedar Grove


 Clopper Mill* 

Cold Spring (pilot)*


 Capt. James E. Daly* 


 East Silver Spring



 Fields Road

 Flower Hill

Forest Knolls  


 Garrett Park


 Great Seneca Creek



 Harmony Hills

 Jackson Road

 Jones Lane

 JoAnn Leleck



 Little Bennett* 


 Thurgood Marshall

Montgomery Virtual Academy 

 S. Christa McAuliffe

 Ronald McNair

 North Chevy Chase 


 Ritchie Park* 



 Sargent Shriver

 Flora Singer

 Snowden Farm


South Lake*


 Summit Hall* 

Harriet Tubman*

 Waters Landing* 


 Weller Road



 Wilson Wims



 *Schools new to ELC in the 2022-2023 school year. 
  Updated 9/12/22