English Language Arts

  • The Missoula County Public Schools K-12 English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum aligns to the Montana Common Core Standards.  The standards, which are divided into  broad strands: Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, and Reading Foundational Skills K-5; Writing; Speaking and Listening; and Language, reflect the essential skills necessary for college and career readiness and responsible citizenship in the 21st century.  All students need to be skillful in English Language Arts to successfully learn in school, to become productive members of society, and to achieve their full potential through life-long learning.


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Professional Reading

  • Visible Learning for Literacy

Task Force Updates

  • Info about the 2023-24 ELA Curriculum Review process coming soon!