English Language Arts

Program Philosophy

The Avon Grove School District is committed to providing a literacy-rich environment that meets the diverse needs of all students. The district's language arts program offers a balanced curriculum of purposeful reading, writing, speaking, and listening aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Academic Standards for English Language Arts. Our goal is for each student to become a life-long reader and writer.


Curriculum and Instruction

The AGSD curriculum is aligned to the PA Core Academic Standards for English Language Arts which describe what students should know and be able to do in K-12. The standards provide the targets for instruction and student learning that is essential for success in all academic areas. Our curriculum addresses the five areas delineated in the standards to reflect the demands of a college and career ready graduate. Each grade level's core curriculum is organized into four units of study:

  • Establishing a Community of Readers and Writers
  • Understanding and Interpreting Literature
  • Navigating and Understanding Informational Text
  • Comparing Within, Between, and Among Texts

Common assessments are administered throughout and at the end of each unit of study to determine students' proficiency in meeting grade level expectations.