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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS – K- GRADE 5

LEAD21 is the district’s resource for complete K-5 instruction in the area of English Language Arts. This program embeds 21st Century Skills and Common Core State Standards every day, every week, every grade. LEAD21 meets the demands of the core standards by consistently providing embedded literacy, higher order thinking skills, inquiry, transfer and application of learned skills, and 21st Century skills.

An additional bonus to the program was its integration of science and social studies content into certain units. This creates an opportunity for our students to have connected learning between reading, writing, and other subject areas. Time can now be devoted to rich learning experiences and inquiry in science and social studies while the background content is delivered during reading.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM & RESOURCES

Grades K-5
LEAD21

LEAD21 is the district’s resource for complete K-5 instruction in the area of English Language Arts. This program embeds 21st Century Skills and Common Core State Standards every day, every week, every grade. LEAD21 meets the demands of the core standards by consistently providing embedded literacy, higher order thinking skills, inquiry, transfer and application of learned skills, and 21st Century skills.
An additional bonus to the program was its integration of science and social studies content into certain units. This creates an opportunity for our students to have connected learning between reading, writing, and other subject areas. Time can now be devoted to rich learning experiences and inquiry in science and social studies while the background content is delivered during reading.


Grades 6-8
Code X

Code X is the newest program to complete the English Language Arts (ELA) program at Governor Mifflin beginning in 2014-2015. The goal in finding a resource in grades 6-8 was to address the requirements of the Pennsylvania Core Standards, provide resources that matched the level of rigor in the K-5 ELA program, LEAD 21, and prepare students for high school English courses.
Code X meets the demands of the core standards by consistently providing embedded literacy, higher order thinking skills, inquiry, transfer and application of learned skills, and 21st Century skills. Code X focuses on vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and performance tasks that will engage students in daily writing and close reading.
The students will read on and above grade level text during multiple reads that will provide them with an appropriate stretch of their ability to navigate complex text. Code X provides a framework that ensures all students can engage with text with specificity, and that they all can participate equally in discussion as a class or in smaller groups, and in their writing.