• Common Core and English Language Arts

    English Language Arts students at Velma Jackson High School will be taught using the Common Core Standards.  These standards have been designed to develop and advance specific skills in our students.  They are as follows:

    1.    Reading Complex texts

    2.    Writing skills in response to texts

    3.    Listening skills

    4.    Speaking and presenting skills

     

    There will be many different types of texts used in order for our students to achieve the standards of Common Core:

    1.    American Literature

    2.    World Literature

    3.    Informational text

    4.    Video clips

    5.    Magazine articles

    6.    Essays

    7.    Historical Documents

    8.    Various Media Documents