WHAT GOOD SCHOOLS TEACH IN ELA
During the early years of English education, learning to read, write, and speak well is the main order of business. No matter how good your school is, you must work with your child to ensure that he masters these critical skills. English studies should open your child’s eyes to an excellent world of literature. It is not enough to check how well he can read; you must also be careful about the specific books and stories he has access to.
In the pages that follow, we describe some of the knowledge and skills that your child should gain in his or her studies and summarize a model English curriculum comparable to your own school courses. We address some of the discussions about language teaching and propose things to do at home to support your child’s education.