language arts

plural noun

Definition of language arts 

: the subjects (such as reading, spelling, literature, and composition) that aim at developing the student's comprehension and capacity for use of written and oral language

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Classrooms where students learn math, social studies and English language arts will also be getting new furniture that’s designed to maximize flexibility, according to Caruso Principal Brian Bullis. Steve Sadin,, "New libraries at Caruso and Shepard designed with an eye toward collaboration, technology," 9 July 2018 Burbey will return to Aberdeen Middle School to teach language arts. Allan Vought, The Aegis, "Moving back to classroom, Harford teachers union leader steps down," 6 July 2018 According to that assessment, just 7.5 percent of juniors who took the ACT were proficient in English language arts; and none were proficient in math. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Howard Fuller emerges as central figure in battle over the future of MPS North Division High School," 5 July 2018 The new language arts complex will replace the humanities and health sciences building at the center of campus. Priscella Vega,, "Golden West College construction projects aim to build a future of ‘innovation and invention’," 4 July 2018 Good news’ on the ISAT Numbers improved in nearly every grade level, and both in math and English language arts. Kevin Richert, idahostatesman, "Idaho's spring standardized test scores improved. But the SAT had lackluster numbers.," 20 June 2018 Before that, Jolley was a language arts teacher and instructional coordinator at Tigard High from August 2005 to June 2016. Everton Bailey Jr.,, "Teacher accused of sexually abusing Tigard High School students," 2 Feb. 2018 Both the East and West Aurora school districts are planning to make handwriting part of their English language arts instruction, Campbell and Waddell said. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora schools preparing to once again teach cursive handwriting," 13 June 2018 Stemmer has taught language arts at Sedgwick Middle School since 2012. Mikaela Porter, Courant Community, "Sedgwick Middle School Students Describe West Hartford's Teacher Of The Year As An Encouraging Supporter," 11 June 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of language arts

: school subjects (such as reading, spelling, and writing) that relate to using language

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