English Language ArtsThe ability to communicate well - to read, write, listen, and speak – is at the core of all education. The good news is that reading, writing, listening, and speaking are skills that invariably improve with study and practice!
Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are not disembodied skills and should not be taught independently of one another. They should be developed in the context of a rich core curriculum that is geared toward applying language arts skills to achieve success in other areas.
Language skills are essential tools not only because they serve as the necessary basis for further learning and career development, but also because they enable students to access other information through texts and literature. Reading and writing offers students incomparable experiences of shared wisdom, understanding, and beauty. In addition, most jobs, colleges, and vocational training programs demand the abilities to read and write well.