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
High School Course Offerings
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