ECS Elementary English Language Arts
All grades at Endeavor Charter School follow the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS), which is a set of high-quality academic standards for English language arts/literacy (ELA). The standards focus on core concepts and procedures starting in the early grades, which gives teachers the time needed to teach them and gives students the time needed to master them. These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life.
In ELA (English Language Arts) classes, students at Endeavor will be taught reading and writing as separate, but equally essential skills. In reading classes, students are challenged at their level of performance. In addition to challenging class work, students in grades K-5 participate in iReady assessments and remediation to support their growth in all aspects of reading. Students in grade 3 are subject to the Read to Achieve legislation. Students at all grades K-5 read a variety of literature and informational texts, seeking a depth of understanding which allows them to respond to the text verbally and in writing. In writing classes, students focus on three main types of writing: persuasive, explanatory, and narrative. At each grade students follow a pattern of pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and completing a final draft. Poetry is taught within the reading and writing classes, but writing poetry is an expectation of every grade and every subject area. In addition, a focused study of grammar begins during the second half of first grade and continues through the eighth grade.
Click on the link below for detailed information on the NCSCOS: