• Robyn Moore, Ed.D.

    Coordinator of English/Language Arts (Primary)

    P: (757) 603-6539

  • Sara Brandt

    Coordinator of English/Language Arts (Secondary)

    P: (757) 603-6472

    F: (757) 565-9388

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The coordinators for English/Language Arts and Reading work with teachers to develop and implement the division’s English/Language Arts and Reading curriculum. The VDOE’s Standards of Learning have been incorporated into WJCC’s English/Language/Reading Standards and Objectives. Coordinators provide leadership in the examination and adoption of instructional materials which support the curriculum. Assistance is also provided in staff development for teachers in areas that need improvement.

The Williamsburg-James City County reading and language arts curriculum uses the Balanced Literacy approach to improve student achievement wherein reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are integrated. Students are taught to:

  • Apply reading and thinking strategies in order to understand, evaluate, and respond to a variety of literature and informational texts
  • Communicate knowledge, ideas, and feelings through a variety of written products
  • Use effective listening and speaking skills in communicating with others.

Middle School Course Offerings

  • Course ID: 1109

    The balanced literacy components of communication, reading, writing, and research are integrated into this sixth-grade course. These skills are taught within the framework of the ...

  • Course ID: 1110

    Balanced literacy continues to be the philosophy that promotes the integration of communication, reading, writing, and research in this seventh-grade course. Students further develop their ...

  • Course ID: 1120

    In eighth grade, students continue to build upon skills previously learned in earlier grades. There is a continued emphasis on reading comprehension by comparing fiction ...

  • Course ID: 1109-5

    This course provides an opportunity for students to independently read a variety of fiction, narrative nonfiction, nonfiction, and poetry for appreciation and comprehension. Students will ...

  • Course ID: 1110-5

    Honors English 7 provides an in-depth study of seventh-grade literature with Socratic Seminar discussion groups and various writing formats. Critical thinking and analysis form the ...

  • Course ID: 1120-5

    The course is based upon, and follows, state and division curriculum guidelines for 8th grade English. This challenging class is designed to provide a rigorous ...

High School Course Offerings

  • Course ID: 1196

    NOTE:  This class may also be offered in the dual enrollment format. This college-level composition class in non-fiction writing requires weekly research-based writing assignments. Assignments ...

  • Course ID: 1195

    NOTE: Students should not take two AP English classes during the same semester. This college-level course emphasizes language, themes, structures, and values through intensive study ...

  • Course ID: 1190

    This course provides college preparatory work for students who appreciate meaningful and challenging literature from many cultures and time periods. Assignments require in-depth analysis and ...

  • Course ID: 12ECP

    This course is Dually Enrolled with Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) This course introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through ...

  • Course ID: 0107TN

    This course is Dually Enrolled with Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) This online course assists students in Early College Program in making a successful transition ...

  • Course ID: 985CI

    The real-world impact of technology, effective communication, and interpersonal skills is evident throughout this course. There is a sustained emphasis on reading comprehension by comparing ...

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