English Language Arts

English Language Arts is the study and development of reading, writing, speaking and listening effectively--enabling people to learn, think and communicate clearly. 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 recorded webinars are meant for administrators and classroom teachers. They provide specific information on interventions in five different areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.

Recordings of the webinars can be found here.


The Iowa Core English Language Arts Standards


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.