The teachers and students in Hickman County are transitioning towards the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. In grades 3-5, students will receive instruction in English Language Arts during a 90-minute block devoted to literacy instruction. During the 2013-2014 school year, our students and teachers will be implementing the following instructional shifts to prepare for the Common Core State Standards:

  • Engaging with and reading complex texts
  • Utilize text-based questions
  • Utilize evidence from the text to write critically