9-12 Instruction

The New York State Education Department based the English Language Arts curriculum on a series of shared beliefs. The ELA faculty of Churchville-Chili Central School District strives to insure that each and every student meets and exceed the benchmarks set by New York State and shares the core beliefs of the State Education Department. These beliefs are outlined clearly in the English Language Arts Core Curriculum, several areas of areas specifically focused upon include the following points which:
  • Recognizes that English language arts learners must be exposed to regular and varied opportunities to read
  • Guides students to read a minimum of 25 books or the equivalent, per year, across all content areas and all standards
  • Guides students to write at least 1,000 words, per month, across all content areas and all standards
  • Guides students to listen and to speak on a daily basis
  • Recognizes that teachers in all content areas share responsibility for the development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking competencies
  • Supports the recursive nature of language arts development across the continuum, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12
  • Affirms that all students are able to achieve competency in the presence of skilled instruction, adequate time for learning, varied and/or specialized resources, and additional support as needed
  • Recognizes that equity in and access to technology and other resources must be ensured at State, regional, and local levels and enhances the development of critical literacy competencies
  • Reflects an understanding of the developmental needs of students as they work to achieve competency in language arts
  • Focuses on students as active learners, responsible for and knowledgeable about their own learning 

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