English Language Arts

Four students with teacher at table working on guided reading

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.


Middle School

High School

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.

If you are having difficulty finding and acquiring a text for summer reading, please click here to email Nancy Aiken in the Curriculum Department.