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
Upper Elementary English Language Arts Classes
Middle School English Language Arts Classes
Middle School Elective Classes
High School English Classes
High School Elective Classes
Journalism in the 21st Century (Beginning in 2017-2018)