RWL and ELA
RWL Classes follow the NJSLS for English Language Arts (ELA). This is an adapted explanation.
- Students will read a variety of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of cultures of the United States and the world. These texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
- Students will read a wide range of literature from different periods and different places in numerous genres to build an understanding of human experience.
- Students will learn strategies to read texts. They will use their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
- Students will improve spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate with different audiences and purposes.
- Students will write and use different writing process elements.
- Students will apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
- Students will conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They will gather, evaluate, and use from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
- Students will use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video).
- Students will develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.
- Students whose first language is not English will make use of their first language to develop competency in the English language arts and to develop understanding of content across the curriculum.
- Students will participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
- Students will use spoken, written, and visual language for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information.