English Language Arts K-5

  • English Language Arts K-5

    English language arts (ELA) consists of instruction in reading literature and informational texts, writing, speaking, listening and language. The ELA curriculum adheres to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards ans is transitioning to the Next Generation Learning Standards. Ballston Spa Central School District uses Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Journeys as a primary resource for literacy instruction.  Journeys is supplemented by many teacher designed, standards based resources as well as other available resources that enrich literacy instruction.  

    The district-wide Elementary ELA Instructional Committee meets to review and discuss program implementation, best practices and ongoing professional development opportunities for our staff.  To support consistent literacy instruction across the district, it is expected that all staff implement standards-based strategies and protocols on a daily basis.

    Please contact your child's teacher or principal to learn more about instructional resources and strategies or how you can support your child’s literacy development at home.



    Next Generation Learning Standards ELA