Language Arts – This consists of the broad subject areas of reading, writing (including spelling, grammar, usage, and penmanship), listening, and speaking. Our goal is to give children tools to communicate and effectively interpret the spoken and written word. Teachers provide children with many opportunities to develop and strengthen their love of language, use language creatively, and develop their capacity to reason. Students in the elementary level engage in a writing process that extends throughout the curriculum.
Writing across the curriculum is achieved by creative writing, which is not limited to a specific subject, learning to spell reading words that are used in the different types of writing, and writing summaries in areas such as social studies, reading and religion. First graders and higher participate in our Accelerated Reading Program in order to enhance their reading level. This program tracks the books each student reads, the level of the book, and the overall score and points received when tested. This assists the teacher in tracking each child's reading level and, if necessary, implementing additional initiatives.