ELA Department Overview
Roxbury School District’s ELA Foundation:
Literacy Mission Statement:
To foster the development of literate individuals who critically read and purposefully write for a variety of interpersonal and intrapersonal purposes, so as to fulfill their need to connect with texts and their world.
Roxbury School District’s ELA Philosophy:
Students learn to read by reading.
Students learn to write by writing.
Teachers support reading development with read alouds, guided, and independent experiences.
Teachers support writing development with modeled, guided, and independent experiences.
Roxbury School District'sCommitment to ELA instruction:
Roxbury follows a balanced literacy philosophy to teach the ELA curriculum and meet the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, by implementing a workshop structure that values authentic literature. For more information on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards: http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2016/ela/