COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 175

September 3, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

K-12 English Standards of Learning Enhanced Scope and Sequence

 

I am pleased to inform you that the K-12 English Standards of Learning Enhanced Scope and Sequence is available in Word and PDF format on the Department of Educations website at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/EnhancedSandS/. This resource is intended to help teachers align their classroom instruction with the revised English Standards of Learning that were adopted by the Board of Education in November 2002.

Teachers and curriculum specialists are encouraged to use the Enhanced Scope and Sequence as a resource for developing sound curricular and instructional programs. These materials are intended as examples of how the knowledge and skills from the English Curriculum Framework might be presented to students in lessons aligned with the Standards of Learning.

A companion resource that describes strategies for differentiating instruction for limited English proficient (LEP) students and students with disabilities is being developed to assist school divisions in adapting English instruction to meet the needs of these subgroups. Additional information about how to access these resources will be forthcoming in a future superintendents memorandum.

 

If you need further information about the K-12 English Standards of Learning Enhanced Scope and Sequence, please contact Tracy Robertson (troberts@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary English specialist at (804) 371-7585; Catherine Rosenbaum (crosenba@mail.vak12ed.edu), middle English specialist at (804) 225-2665; Barbara Jones (bjones@mail.vak12ed.edu), elementary English specialist at (804) 786-1997.

 

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