English Language Arts [ELA] teachers follow the newly adopted [ELA] Arizona Standards which include Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Text, as well as Foundational Skills for Reading and Writing. Also included are Speaking and Listening Standards and Language Standards.
In CCUSD we have adopted the McGraw-Hill Treasures materials for kindergarten through third grade, with a focus on students learning to read and write. In fourth and fifth grade, we have adopted the Houghton-Mifflin Journeys materials, with a focus on students reading and writing to learn and to develop critical thinking skills. Sixth through twelfth grade students access Holt Literature as the secondary ELA resource.