Welcome to English Language Arts
To be a literate person is to be an individual with the tools needed to lead a productive and fulfilling life. Facility with language provides myriad opportunities for growth, achievement and joy. One who is literate reads the Everett Herald and National Geographic to learn, Holes for enjoyment, and a Metro Transit schedule to find transportation to a Mariners game.
Strong literacy skills are essential for for students to be prepared for college and career readiness. The English Language Arts Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, language, speaking, and listening delineate the literacy skills required for students to be college and career ready. Everett Public Schools employs the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards and 21st Century skills to formulate our outcomes and create our curriculum maps.
Everett Public Schools teachers use best practices in instruction and assessment. Through a comprehensive and balanced literacy program, coupled with both formative and summative assessments in reading and writing, we monitor student learning and achievement to adeptly plan for student learning.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss
"We read to know we are not alone." - C.S. Lewis
For questions regarding the Everett Public Schools elementary literacy program, please contact:Holly Martinez, Director, Elementary Literacy, Curriculum, Assessment & Special Programs
For questions regarding the Everett Public Schools secondary English program, please contact:Georgia Lindquist, Director, Humanities and Secondary Literacy, Curriculum, Assessment & Special Programs,
425-385-4064Beth Shipe, Humanities & Literacy Facilitator, Curriculum, Assessment & Special Programs
Lara Fullner-Grennan, Humanities & Literacy Facilitator, Curriculum, Assessment & Special Programs