"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
Abolitionist and Author
Hartman ELA and Reading
The English Language Arts curriculum provides students with the foundation to become literate graduateswho are critical thinkers, global citizens, and innovative problem-solvers.
Hartman genuinely believes that...
- EVERY teacher fosters literacy by incorporating reading, writing, speaking, and listening within your discipline.
- Developing literacy-rich content area instruction supports students’ growth in knowledge and literacy practices.
- The gradual release of responsibility holds students accountable for their learning as they transfer their knowledge across disciplines.
- Families and community engagement are essential to building a culture of literacy that transcends school walls and promotes lifelong learning.
- The classroom environment promotes a culture of literacy that is emphasized, supported, observable, and expected.
- Professional staff receive high-quality professional learning and access to support systems that promote personal growth in literacy instruction.
- Choice fuels engagement and that self-selection of text is fundamental to literacy growth.