English Language Arts

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ODE Definition: The ability to communicate well—to read, write, listen, and speak—prepares students for life. Language skills are essential tools not only because they serve as the necessary basis for further learning and career development but also because they enrich the human experience and foster responsible citizenship.

In 2007, all schools adopted a comprehensive textbook program for teaching the Oregon State English language arts standards. All of these programs provide explicit instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. These five areas were identified by the Report of the National Reading Panel, (2000) as essential skill areas for reading instruction. These programs include writing process instruction.
ODE Standards by Design: English Language Arts (includes Writing):

Visit the Oregon Department of Education web site for more information about English Language Arts standards in Oregon.