English Language Arts Overview

  • The Hazel Park ELA curriculum is guided by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These standards serve as a framework for our ELA curriculum and provide opportunities for our students to engage in critical thinking and problem-solving in a dynamic, active learning environment. Our ELA curriculum requires students to:

    • Think critically, analyze information and problem-solve
    • Understand and engage with complex and varied text types
    • Reason and provide evidence for their thinking
    • Apply literacy skills throughout content areas (math, science, social studies)
    • Utilize research, media, and technology to communicate, support, and extend their learning 

    Students in grades K-12 will develop literacy and apply these skills in the following area:
    • Reading - Literature
    • Reading - Informational Text
    • Reading - Foundational Skills
    • Writing
    • Speaking & Listening
    • Language