English Language Arts

English Language Arts is the ability to read, write, speak and listen effectively--enabling people to learn, think and communicate clearly about what they know. Being literate gives people the ability to become informed, to inform others, and to make informed decisions (Meltzer, Smith, and Clark 2001). The proficient use of English Language Arts is essential to learning of any kind. The integration of reading, writing, speaking and listening provides the means for accessing knowledge, thinking deeply about concepts and ideas, recording ideas and communicating ideas with others. As students use their ever-increasing knowledge base for each content area, it is imperative that their English Language Arts skills develop as well.

Early Literacy Implementation (ELI): Intervention Webinars

These webinars are meant for administrators and classroom teachers. There will be specific information on interventions in five different areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.

The dates and subject matter covered are:

  • 2/19: Phonemic Awareness
  • 2/26: Phonics
  • 3/5: Fluency
  • 3/12: Comprehension
  • 3/26: Vocabulary
  • 3/31: Assessment

Meetings will be held through Zoom and will run from 3:30 - 4:30. Due to number limitations of Zoom we ask that if there is more than one person per building attending, please join through one computer.

To join these sessions go to https://zoom.us/j/992432163.

Recordings of the webinars can be found here.


The Iowa Core English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes


English Language Arts Professional Learning Opportunities

Please click on the "Professional Learning" link on the menu bar to the left to see information on upcoming professional learning opportunities, or to access materials from current or past professional learning sessions.