Literacy/English Language Arts (ELA)

Literacy/English Language Arts in Connecticut at the early grades focus on providing high-quality instruction to ensure the prevention of potential reading difficulties. Competencies include word identification skills, including fluent and accurate word identification while reading in context, comprehension, spelling and writing. From grades 4-12, literacy focuses on student aptitude with reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and presenting within English language arts and across all content areas.

CT Core Standards

Early Reading Resources

Foundations of Reading Survey
This webpage provides information for district administrators and teachers about the implementation and administration of the reading survey, as mandated in Section 13 of Public Act 13-245.

Governor's Summer Reading Challenge
During the Governor's Summer Reading Challenge, students compete to determine which school reads the most books, categorized on the student population and grade level.