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English Language Arts - Secondary

Working from the Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards (MCCRS) in the areas of reading, writing, language, and speaking and listening, ELA teachers and teams choose specific content through which they teach the grade-level standards.  In our on-grade level classes, the content will consist primarily of short stories, poems, and informational texts in the course anthology, along with longer novels or literary nonfiction and media that are grade-level appropriate.

Please refer to the approved reading lists and independent reading suggestions for more information about our curriculum materials and suggestions for summer reading.

The content in the Accelerated and Pre-AP courses is differentiated to provide students with higher-level, more complex texts, and instruction is supported by strategies and tools students need to engage in active, fast-paced learning to develop the skills, habits of mind, and concepts necessary to succeed in advanced English courses. 

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