English Language Arts Curriculum

All English Language Arts courses in the Rutherford Public Schools are aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.  The New Jersey Student Learning Standards define general, cross-disciplinary literacy expectations that must be met for students to be prepared to enter college and workforce training programs ready to succeed. The K–12 grade-specific standards define end-of-year expectations and a cumulative progression designed to enable students to meet college and career readiness expectations no later than the end of high school. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades, and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations described by the standards.

The New Jersey Student Learning Standards may be viewed here: NJ Department of Education – NJ Student Learning Standards

The individual curriculum documents for each of the courses offered through the English Language Arts Department are listed and linked below.

Elementary English Language Arts Classes

Grade K English Language Arts

Grade 1 English Language Arts

Grade 2 English Language Arts

Grade 3 English Language Arts

Upper Elementary English Language Arts Classes

Grade 4 English Language Arts
Grade 4 Digital Storytelling

Grade 5 English Language Arts
Grade 5 Broadcast Journalism

Grade 6 English Language Arts
Grade 6 Integrated Arts

Middle School English Language Arts Classes

Grade 7 English Language Arts
Grade 7 English Language Arts Accelerated

Grade 8 English Language Arts
Grade 8 English Language Arts Accelerated

Middle School Elective Classes

Creative Expression Workshop
Digital Media Studies
The Musical on Broadway and in Hollywood
Not Your Traditional Literature Class
Pop Culture in Literature and the Media

High School English Classes

English 100
English 200
English 300
English 400

Honors English 100
Honors English 200
Honors English 300
Honors English 400

English 107/207
English 307/407

RTI English

AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition

High School Elective Classes

Creative Writing
Film and Literature
Generational Media
Honors Humanities Seminar
Public Speaking
Science Fiction and Fantasy: Literature and Media
Sports in Literature
Writing For College

Journalism in the 21st Century (Beginning in 2017-2018)