English Language Arts
In our goal of developing effective communicators and critical thinkers, West Side students receive instruction in four critical areas:
1) Reading - Our students must be able to read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.
2) Writing - Our students must be able to produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.
3) Speaking and Listening - Our students must be able to employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences
4) Research - Our students must be able to engage in research/inquiry to investigate topics and to analyze, integrate, and present information.
These four focus areas apply to all ELA curriculum.
Benchmark Advance is West Side adopted English Language Arts curriculum. Click here to access the Benchmark Advance website.