With K-5 Common Core, there are 6 different learning categories for English/Language Arts.
1. Foundational Skills
5. Speaking & Listening
6. Informational Text
Each category has subcategories within them. The goal is for students to be proficient in the subcategories by the end of their current grade level.
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