English Language Arts Instruction for the 21st Century
What is it?
Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Incorporation of 21st-century skills—such as communication, collaboration, information literacy, and media literacy—into a traditional English curriculum enhanced with critical thinking and problem solving opportunities. Emphasis is on inquiry, analysis, and real world application. Curriculum includes integration of multiple disciplines: arts, mathematics, science, and history
Why is it necessary?
Global economies, new technologies, and exponential growth in information are transforming our society. Today's employees engage with a technology-driven, diverse, and quickly changing world. English Language Arts teachers need to prepare students for this world with problem solving, collaboration, and analysis — as well as skills with word processing, software applications, hypertext, LCDs, Webcams, podcasts, smartboards, and social networking software — central to individual and community success.
CCHS English Department Program Elements
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College Preparation – Expository Readers and Writers Curriculum (ERWC)
All grade levels include ERWC units, the non-fiction centered reading, writing, speaking and listening program designed in conjunction with CSU Writing professors to adequately prepare students for writing success in college courses.
Project-Based Learning (PBL)
Career Centered Learning
Personalized curriculum tailored around SLC themes and skill sets
National Council of Teachers of English, NCTE, 2018
Buck Institute for Education