"The more that
you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn,
the more places you'll go."
Welcome to the English/Language
Hanover County Public Schools’ English/Language Arts teachers strive to provide a quality language arts education that empowers all students to become strategic readers and writers and lifelong learners. In Hanover County, Language Arts teachers design instruction that engages students in experiences that emphasize the verbal and written skills that students need to achieve at the highest level and communicate effectively in the 21st Century.
Statement of Beliefs
The Hanover County Language Arts program is built on the belief that all students can learn to speak, read, and write effectively. Students are empowered to expand and enhance their communication skills in a supportive environment where they are encouraged to explore, create, compare, analyze, evaluate, synthesize and share ideas. A variety of oral and written learning experiences and activities affords opportunities for students to make connections between literary experiences and their own world and to develop as critical and creative thinkers. Instruction must include opportunities for students to communicate their personal understanding both orally and in writing. All students can develop an appreciation for the beauty of language and literature as well as expertise in communication skills when all of these components are present.
The following beliefs guide curriculum development and renewal of the language arts program in the twenty-first century: