English language arts includes reading, writing, listening, speaking,
and language. Deer Valley Unified School District implemented the
Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, which ask students to read
stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts
and background knowledge. Students are challenged and asked questions
that push them to refer back to what they’ve read. This stresses
critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are
required for success in college, career, and life.