English Language Arts/Literacy

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English Language Arts

Literacy is a basic human right, achievable by all students. Today's learners need to know how to read, write, speak and communicate effectively in order to survive in an ever-changing and challenging global society. English Language Arts/Literacy is the foundation for learning in all content areas.



The Maine Department of Education is committed to the development of strong language and literacy skills for all Maine learners because literacy is the foundation for learning across disciplines. With world-class English language arts and literacy standards (updated 2020), Literacy for ME: a Statewide Literacy Plan, and support for Early Learning and Development, Maine DOE provides learners of all ages, as well as their families, communities and educators, with a pathway to achievement.