The Queen Anne's County Public Schools' Office of English Language Arts will work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure every student has the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in a globally competitive society.
Essential to any society are its language and literature. Through the study of these disciplines, we preserve traditions, create and maintain community, and envision the future. We can then understand ourselves and contribute to society. The purpose of the Queen Anne’s County Public Schools English Language Arts and English curricula is to develop literacy in all students: the ability to read literature, read informational texts, write, speak and listen, and use language effectively--allowing students to gain the ability to think critically and converse openly in a diverse society, and to solve problems independently. Students must take an active role in their learning as they interact with texts using critical analysis and take into account cultural, social, and historical perspectives. English instruction will lead students to be well-educated, globally competitive, caring and productive citizens.
District Areas of Support
- Develops, monitors, and revises the elementary and secondary language arts curriculum aligned to the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.
- Researches, identifies, and develops digital resources to enhance the language arts curriculum and provides resources for responsive instruction that is customized and personalized for all students.
- Provides ongoing, engaging, and professional learning for teachers, administrators, reading specialists, and department chairs to build a capacity for deep understanding of the standards and best practices for literacy instruction in a student centered learning environment.
- Collaborates with the Department of Instructional Services to provide leadership for schools in using data to plan responsive instruction for struggling readers.