Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

English Language Arts/English Language Development

Key Features of English Language Arts Instruction

English Language Arts /English Language Development Common Core State Standards

Capacities of Literate Invidiuals

  • Demonstrate independence
  • Build strong content knowledge
  • Respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose and discipline
  • Comprehend as well as critique
  • Value evidence
  • Use technology and digital media strategically and capably
  • Come to understand other perspectives and cultures

First Best Instruction

  • Focus on Balanced Literacy
  • Reading, Writing, and Speaking grounded in evidence from Literary and Informational texts
  • Gradual Release Model focusing on mastery over time

SVUSD Adopted Curriculum

Website Link to Benchmark Website

ELA/ELD Contact

Alison Couch

District Coordinator, TK-6 Humanities/Literacy

Trish Shepherd

(949) 580-3238