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Elementary English Language Arts

Washington County Public Schools focus on the development of literate individuals able to read, write, speak, listen and use language effectively in a variety of content areas.  Beginning with our youngest learners, students build foundational knowledge, acquire basic literacy skills and develop an understanding that print conveys meaning.   As our children grow in their experiences with texts and language, children begin to communicate their individual thoughts and ideas through speaking and writing and to share in the thoughts and ideas of others through listening and reading.  Instruction and curriculum focuses on building strategies to comprehend a variety of texts, both literary and informational and to recognize that texts are structured in predictable ways to promote understanding and serve a purpose. 

Maryland College and Career Ready Content Standards

Maryland College and Career Ready Vertical Progressions

Maryland College and Career Ready Frameworks Documents

Reading Foundation skills

Reading: Literature


Reading: Informational




Speaking & Listening





Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy Glossary

Braille: Maryland Reading/ELA Frameworks

Spanish: College and Career-Ready Standards in Reading