English Language Arts
The English Language Arts Program serves to develop, assess, and support instructional practices for effective learning in reading, writing, and speaking. Staff development is provided based on student and program needs across the system. The K-8 Language Arts program emphasizes explicit instruction in strategies of proficient readers and writers. These strategies are critical for effective reading and writing across the curriculum. Literacy Specialists in each elementary school provide reading and writing support to teachers and students. The Brookline High School English Department serves all BHS students. Full year courses are offered at two levels of difficulty in all grades; department members also teach classes in English Language Learners (ELL).
English Language Arts Program Review
Every curriculum and program area is involved in a continuous Program Review process. Phase I and Phase II of Program Review include an examination of the current state of the program/curriculum area and the development of an action plan for program improvement. Implementation of the action plan and on-going data gathering are the work of Phase III/IV. Links to Phase I and II reports and presentations to the School Committee are provided below.