In English Language Arts, students develop much more than the ability to read and write. Students learn to use language to create meaning. They do this through the study of language and the development of a wide variety of skills and strategies.
Sharing and listening to stories is a uniquely human and joyful experience. When students hear, watch, read and share stories, they develop empathy and a greater appreciation of themselves and their communities.
From kindergarten to Grade 12, students develop their ability to listen, speak, read, write, view and represent. Students interpret and create texts for a variety of purposes and audiences. In English Language Arts, students develop their oral language skills, written language skills and ability to understand and generate images.
Students’ communication needs are rapidly changing in today’s world, and learning in English Language Arts supports students to develop multiple literacies. Success in English Language Arts supports success in all other areas of learning. English Language Arts provides the foundational skills for life-long learning.
In English Language Arts, students are provided with opportunities to develop the competencies required of engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit.