At NG, our English Language Arts curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. (CCSS)

Within the framework of the four language skills, students will be able to:


  • (1-5) Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
  • Read and comprehend complex grade-level literary and informational texts independently with purpose, understanding, and sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension
  • Determine, summarize, and analyze what the text says by making logical inferences from it; citing specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from the text


  • Produce clear and coherent grade-level writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate
  • Conduct grade level short as well as research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation


  • Demonstrate grade-level command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing and speaking

Listening and Speaking

  • Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
  • Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners
  • Present information competently in a style that is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience