The English Language Arts Department
159 Thorndike St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
The mission of the English Language Arts Department is to support effective literacy instruction in our schools and to ensure high achievement for all students. To achieve these goals, the department has developed and continues to implement: a comprehensive assessment system with data collection, an effective, supplemental intervention program, targeted professional development at both the district and the school level and individual and cluster coaching in each school. The English Language Arts curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and includes experiences using a wide-range of rich literature and a variety of genres. This purposeful approach to excellence in literacy learning fosters self-confidence, encourages independence and enables our students to become life-long readers and writers.