The subject matter of reading/language arts is necessary for students to develop the abilities and skills for life-long learning, growing and celebrating their faith life, and serving others according to the Gospel message.
Although language arts is divided into six sets of standards, these divisions, in the classroom and in practical use of the language, are artificial. To use media, one must read or listen. To write, one must acquire knowledge by reading, listening, and viewing. To do research, one must read. To communicate in any form, one must know how the language works. Most performance standards expect students to achieve a level of proficiency in more than one content standard. Moreover, since all communication has content, the language arts standards are closely connected to the academic standards in other subjects.
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