The Elementary English Language Arts (ELA) Department provides support for teachers through professional development and use of best practices to grow successful readers and writers. The ELA Department supports teachers in the implementation of the standards and ensures students receive rigorous, relevant, and meaningful experiences. These experiences promote engagement with various types of text read by, with, and to students and the use of written responses to demonstrate comprehension and mastery of the Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS). The ELA team collaborates with teachers to plan instruction based on students' needs, monitor progress, and determine interventions/enrichment opportunities. The English Language Arts Department's goal is to ensure achievement in K-5 literacy so students excel and thrive as successful, lifelong, independent readers and writers.