Randolph Township School District’s K-5 Language Arts curriculum aligns with the New Jersey Common Core Standards. The presentation of the interrelationship of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing is a dynamic interactive process. Through the use of direct instruction, modeling, practice and application, and quality literature, the students will develop the skills necessary to be active listeners, thoughtful readers, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and collaborators. The language arts curriculum allows students to explore the many components that construct the richness of language and the many genres through which authors express ideas about the world. Children must tackle the big ideas contained in the structures of language and the complexities of text. In doing this, students will connect their own personal experiences to text and the text to their own experiences to extend to all curricular areas.