English Language Arts

Give your feedback on new English Language Arts curriculum for grades K-5

Staff, families, and community members can review potential new English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum materials for grades K-5 in-person or virtually. Your feedback will help inform the adoption committee's recommendation to the school board in May 2023. 

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In Tacoma Public Schools, teaching and learning in English Language Arts is centered around the Washington State Learning Standards and includes a comprehensive approach to literary and informational reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills. 

We deliver our standards-based instruction through approaches captured in our TPS Literacy Frameworks for Elementary and Secondary. These structures target the standards and provide differentiated support through whole group, small group, one-to-one, and independent tasks. We identify student needs through varied and frequent formative assessments that inform the important next steps for our students. In preparation for career, college and beyond, literacy instruction is based on rigor and access for all students.

Elementary (K-5)

Middle School (6-8)

High School (9-12)