English Language Arts
The English Language Arts program is literacy-based with concentrations in analyzing, critical thinking, effectively communicating, and writing as per the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and the Diocesan Curriculum Guidelines. The materials that are utilized range from conventional anthologies to digital reading and writing platforms: McGraw Hill Wonders English Language Arts, Loyola Voyages in English, McGraw Hill Study Sync, Alphabet A-Z, and Brain Pop. Across all genres, the focus is on comprehension, critical thinking, and written and oral response to literature. The writing process allows for the development of productive and cohesive writing skills that can extend to all curricular areas. Acquisition of age-appropriate and academic vocabulary and the foundations of grammar are applied to writing and speaking. Opportunities for formal and informal presentations are infused into the lessons.