“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested….”
"If you cannot write well, you cannot think well, and if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you."
A strong command of the language arts (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) is vital for being a successful student and ultimately a productive member of the 21st century workforce. Language skills have always been fundamental for academic and professional success. However, students in the 21st century are now facing more complex challenges in an ever-changing global society. These challenges have created the need for rigorous state standards in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. (To read more click here.)
Reading, Writing, and Communicating Standards:
Understanding the Colorado Academic Standards in Reading, Writing, and Communicating:
Grade level specific Reading, Writing, and Communicating standards:
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