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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 the thoughts and ideas of others through listening and reading.  Instruction and curriculum focus 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.   Washington County Public Schools uses Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) as a foundational resource to cultivate students' literacy skills at every grade level. Parents and guardians can learn more about CKLA by accessing the links on this page.

Maryland College and Career Ready Content Standards



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