Guiding Principles

The Hingham Public Schools offers a comprehensive and challenging course of study in the English/Language Arts to students in grades K-12.  Students gain competence and confidence as they progress through a vertically articulated program of skills in the areas of reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language. Aligned with the 2017 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy, our program will emphasize the following: formal structural principles of writing as they relate to the expository, persuasive, narrative, and descriptive essay; guided instruction for reading that emphasizes critical analysis and critical thinking skills; ongoing, integrated practice with standards related to speaking/listening and language. The department is committed to instructional practices that promote active learning through student-centered, differentiated lessons designed to appropriately challenge students and support their success. The many reading, writing, and speaking/listening opportunities provided to students each year are intended to help develop an understanding of themselves, an appreciation of the world around them, a dedication to lifelong learning, and confidence in their own voice and communication skills.

Helpful Links:

Summer Reading Assignments

Program Reviews

Massachusetts ELA Curriculum

ThinkCentral Journeys

Hingham High School

Hingham Middle School

Elementary Schools

Mary Andrews

Director of English Language Arts, K-12

17 Union Street, Hingham, MA 02043

781-741-1560 x2017

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