SpringBoard English Language Arts is a college- and career-readiness program for ALL students. Beginning in middle school, SpringBoard helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed for Advanced Placement as well as for success in college and beyond without remediation. This flexible framework is created by teachers for teachers and may be used as a core curriculum that will make rigor and the California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS) accessible for students.
SpringBoard was designed from the start to meet the needs of California students and teachers and was built on current research on best instructional practices and pedagogy. SpringBoard helps accelerate the full implementation of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy so all students can achieve the outcomes defined in the new standards:
• Higher-order critical thinking skills
• Precision in reading and writing
• Accurate analysis and evaluation
• Problem-solving skills
• Deeper conceptual understanding
• Expanded academic vocabulary
• Media literacy
SpringBoard is designed to help students make meaning of complex texts and prepare them for the rigorous textual analysis expected of them in Advanced Placement (AP) English and college courses. The skills students acquire in SpringBoard allow them to think critically about and respond thoughtfully to important topics in all disciplines, and in society.
NECESSARY SUPPLIES FOR THE CLASS
- Composition Book to be used as a writing journal ONLY for this class
- 1 spiral notebook ONLY to be used for this class
- crayons or colored pencils
- Binder Reminder or student planner
All homework assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Students and parents have access to my grade book through Student Portal and Parent Portal. Please keep an eye on grades and missing work so that there are no surprises when you receive Progress Reports and Report Cards.
90-100% - A
80-89% - B
70-79% - C
56-69% - D
55% and below - F