English Language Arts

Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, the Liverpool Central School District will implement Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) for teaching skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

The CKLA program is founded on three primary ideas:

  1. The two-strand approach to ELA instruction which is grounded in the Simple View of Reading theory;
  2. The language-based and knowledge-driven approach to building children’s capacity with complex text; and
  3. CKLA is grounded in the theory that reading is made up of skills in decoding and in listening comprehension. The result is a program in which decoding and comprehension are given equal weight and equal time.