Core Knowledge Language Arts Program
Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a comprehensive program for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking while also building students’ vocabulary and knowledge across essential domains in literature, global and American history, and the sciences. In the early grades, CKLA focuses on oral language development through carefully sequenced read-alouds as well as systematic instruction in reading and writing skills. In later grades, CKLA continues to advance students’ knowledge and vocabulary through read-alouds and in-depth discussions while also immersing students in complex texts and advanced writing assignments that draw on the academic content they’ve been engaged in since preschool.
The Core Knowledge materials are beautiful, engaging, and comprehensive. The students are honored with the curriculum’s beautiful art, drawings, and photographs. The children are treated as the sophisticated learners they are. They can discuss adult topics with their parents and grandparents and love sounding so learned and intellectual.