Accelerated and Enriched Instruction  Elementary Programs  ELC

Enriched Literacy Curriculum (ELC)

The Enriched Literacy Curriculum  provides advanced, rigorous instruction to fourth and fifth grade students in their local school comparable to the learning experiences of students in the Centers for Enriched Studies. Select elementary schools implement the Enriched Literacy Curriculum within the English Language Arts instructional block, while addressing grade-level standards and making explicit connections across content areas. The curriculum provides instructional opportunities with complex literary and informational texts, writing instruction based on developing the writer through writing process and writing workshop, and establishes an instructional atmosphere that promotes critical and creative thinking.  The curriculum uses best practices in gifted education research and incorporates components of supplemental programs including: Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program, Junior Great Books, William and Mary Language Arts Units, and Lucy Calkins Unit of Study in Writing.


ELC Parent's Guides to Year Long Learning

The Parent’s Guides to Year-Long Enriched Literacy Curriculum Learning describe the skills and concepts for each marking period.

Fourth Grade 

 Fifth Grade      


ELC Sites - The list below shows the schools implementing the ELC and the year they began implementing the curriculum. 




  •  Cresthaven ES
  •  Diamond ES
  •  Fields Road ES
  • Galway ES
  • Great Seneca Creek ES
  • Greenwood ES
  • JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres ES
  • Thurgood Marshall ES
  • Ronald McNair ES
  • Poolesville ES
  • Ashburton ES
  • Beall ES
  • Beverly Farms ES
  • Bradley Hills ES
  • Cashell ES
  • Cedar Grove ES
  • East Silver Spring ES
  • Fallsmead ES
  • Farmland ES
  • Greencastle ES
  • Harmony Hills ES 
  • Jackson Road ES
  • Jones Lane ES
  • Potomac ES
  • Rosemont ES
  • Sargent Shriver ES 
  • Strathmore ES
  • Weller Road ES 
  • Wilson Wims ES
  • Woodlin ES
  • Wyngate ES
  •  Cannon Road ES
  •  Flora M. Singer ES
  • Flower Hill ES
  • Forest Knolls ES
  • Gaithersburg ES
  • Garrett Park ES
  • Christa McAuliffe ES
  • North Chevy Chase ES
  • Sherwood ES
  • Snowden Farm ES
  • Somerset ES
  • Whetstone ES