English Language Arts

Mission Statement

Chula Vista Middle English and ELD students are provided access to relevant and powerful literature, informational texts and other media that widen perspectives, illuminate the human experience, and deepen the understandings of themselves and others.  They will develop the ability to increase their knowledge and skills to read, write, and communicate with competence and confidence.

Through a rhetorical approach, students access the thinking of others, their knowledge, perspectives, questions, and passions-and to share, ponder, and pursue their own.

Confident use of English encompasses a wide variety of skills and concepts that move the student toward better awareness of the language and control of it.  The English Department recognizes the crucial role that the development of language skills plays in the future success of our students. By providing classroom environments where language skills are encouraged, practiced, and used in a variety of contexts, we work toward the fulfillment of our mission: the development of confident student writers and communicators whose language skills help them succeed in school and in an increasingly more complicated world.