Language Arts begins in our preschool and pre-kindergarten program, our language
arts curriculum provides daily interactions from a developmentally
appropriate theme and literature-based curriculum. Using strategies such
as phonemic awareness, letter and sight word recognition, patterning,
letter formation, sign language and story telling, we unlock the mystery
The language arts curriculum includes receptive and expressive language skills, reading, grammar, spelling, and writing skills. The students are introduced to, developing, mastering or maintaining receptive and expressive language skills.
The Language Arts Curriculum includes:
Primary (Grades K-2)
·speaking at appropriate grade level
Intermediate (Grades 3-5)
·diagramming (grade 5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Grades 6-8 are departmentalized separating literature and English. Students have now moved from learning to read to reading to learn. The students are developing, mastering, and maintaining the areas of:
·grammar - including diagramming
Integrating our Language Arts program allows us to expand the Diocesan curriculum. The librarian and our extensive library, classroom books, workbooks, take home books, novels, guided reading, and computers supplement our language arts program.
Our Resource Teacher is available to work with students who are either diagnosed or identified through the Instructional Support Team as having difficulties in the area of language arts.