English Language Arts
The English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum encourages growth in all students as readers, writers, listeners and speakers. Through integrated lessons, children make connections between reading, writing, vocabulary and spelling -- while acquiring strategies like selecting relevant facts, formulating thought-provoking questions and organizing knowledge to meet specific goals. Rich and diverse literature, targeted to different reading levels, allows students to acquire fluency so they may read with adequate speed, accuracy and expression.
2022 Summer Reading
Click on the title below to access the Summer Reading List for that grade level.
- Entering Grades 1-3 Recommended Summer Reading List
- Entering Grade 4 Recommended Summer Reading Lists
- Entering Grade 5 Recommended Summer Reading Lists
- Click here for some strategies you can use to encourage your elementary child to read at home.
- Reading A-Z (RAZ Kids) will also support your children both in and outside of the classroom. Students using the program will have access to ebooks matched to their reading levels and quizzes for each text. Click here to log in to RAZ Kids.
- Lexia Core5 Reading is also available over the summer. Students can use the online program to sharpen their literacy skills. Click here to log in to Lexia.
Click here for a family guide to using Lexia Core5 Reading at home.
- Entering Grade 6 Recommended Summer Reading List
- Entering Grade 7 Recommended Summer Reading List
- Entering Grade 8 Recommended Summer Reading List
- Click here for some strategies you can use to encourage your middle school child to read at home.
- Entering Grade 9 Summer Reading List
- Entering Grade 10 Summer Reading List
- Entering Grade 11 Summer Reading List
- Entering Grade 12 Summer Reading List
- AP Language and Composition Summer Reading
- AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading
Optional Summer Skill Practice for PWHS students. Click on your "Class of" Canvas page listed below and select a green link titled "Click here for Summer Skill Practice." Here, students can access English and Math Summer Skill Builders that focus on key topics that each include an Introduction, Review and Practice, Review and Practice Answers, and a Self-Assessment.
- Class of 2023 (Entering 12th grade)
- Class of 2024 (Entering 11th grade)
- Class of 2025 (Entering 10th grade)
- Class of 2026 (Entering 9th grade)
If you are having difficulty finding and acquiring a text for summer reading, please click here to email Nancy Aiken in the Curriculum Department.