Calvert County Public Schools utilizes the Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards for Reading, Writing, Language, Speaking and Listening as the foundation for Elementary Reading and Language Arts instruction. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year's grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.
The Elementary English Language Arts framework consists of the teaching and learning in the areas of reading, writing, language, and speaking & listening. Each component is a complex, integrated network requiring equal attention to fully develop a student's capacities to become a literate individual. The ELA integrated literacy framework considers the incorporation of systematic, explicit instruction, assessment for and of learning, responsible use of technology and uses research based best practices. The integrated literacy classroom is child centered, developmentally appropriate, promotes thinking based learning, and ensures access for all. The integrated literacy teacher models lifelong learning, makes informed professional decisions and strives to build positive relationships.