English Language Arts
The English language arts (“ELA”) curriculum is designed from the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy. The English Language Arts program focuses on areas that research identifies as critical to the development of proficient readers and writers, namely phonemic awareness and phonics, fluency, vocabulary instruction, and instruction in reading comprehension. The pedagogical structures of this framework include explicit phonics instruction, guided reading, explicit vocabulary instruction, reciprocal teaching, shared reading, and writing workshop. At IIA we accomplish this through Wonders. Please click on the picture for a more complete description of our Wonders ELA program.