Language Arts instruction in the Boulder Valley School District teaches students reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research skills that prepare them to think critically about themselves and the world around them. Students read and analyze traditional and contemporary literary texts as well as informational and persuasive texts, including listening to and viewing multimedia texts. Reading comprehension strategies and vocabulary development are integral to students becoming independent and engaged readers. The study of language and of the writing process supports the development of students’ writing skills. They write real and imagined narratives, informative and explanatory texts, and well-developed arguments. They respond to others’ ideas, organize and develop credible presentations, and synthesize multiple informational and literary sources. Students learn the value of self-expression and of the diversity of perspectives found in literature, and apply critical thinking and abstract understandings to their lives and the lives of others.
Director of Literacy