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6-8 Literacy

School District 205 is committed to the implementation of a comprehensive core curriculum to ensure that it is:

  • Rigorous
  • Relevant
  • Anchored in Standards
  • Informed by Meaningful Assessments

The curriculum is anchored in the Common Core State Standards, which are intended to serve as the basis for student assessment in Illinois. Our goal is for students to master the critical skills that serve as the foundation for success in reading and writing but also be able to apply these skills to think critically and solve problems, collaborate and communicate with others, and access, analyze, and evaluate information.


English 6-8

Middle school English meets for one block period every day. The English 6-8 courses use a variety of text including short stories, articles and novels. Activities engage students in practicing and applying reading and writing process strategies and skills, with an emphasis on understanding and using literary elements and devices related to narration, analysis, and argument. Students also work to expand their knowledge of content and academic vocabulary. 



Chantos, Stephanie
Administrative Assistant for Learning & Teaching
Cleary, Victoria
Administrative Assistant Learning & Teaching
Tammaru, Nikki
Director of Literacy