The mission of the Language Arts Literacy Program is two-fold. First, we wish to instill in our students through literary and expository texts the ability to process, question, understand, and sympathize with various forms of the human condition. By being fluent readers, our students will think critically about the universal themes that together make up the culture of an age including our own. The second part of our mission is to immerse students in the process of writing for a variety of goals and audiences, so that they have an appropriate and powerful outlet of expression.
Through the use interactive and engaging activities, the Piscataway School District has created a cohesive program that allows our students to make a seamless transition from the elementary grades to the secondary level within the framework of Reader's and Writer's Workshop. Students of all grade levels work on authentic tasks that require a synthesis of skills across different disciplines.