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Language Arts


Strong emphasis on expository writing in the upper grades. Strong emphasis on imaginative writing in the lower grades.

Overall Core Knowledge program consists of:

  • Writing, Grammar, and Usage
  • Poetry
  • Fiction and Drama
  • Sayings and Phrases
  • Through our Launguage Arts Program, we deepen an appreciation for literature.

Sample texts

  • Grade 3-Alice in Wonderland & The Wind in the Willows
  • Grade 5-Little Women & Don Quixote
  • Grade 7-Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & Diary of a Young Girl

Shurley English-effectively promotes the development of language so students can communicate and participate successfully in their society.

Step Up to Writing® features research-based, validated strategies and activities that help students proficiently write narrative, personal narrative, and expository pieces.