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K-5 Literacy

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Reading Differentiation

Common to all English Language Arts classes in District 205 is the use of Essential Concept Questions that provide opportunity for students of all backgrounds and reading levels to construct deeper understanding throughout each unit. Reading instruction flows from whole group to small group instruction and practice in leveled materials that best match learner needs. Students striving to read at grade level may work in class as well as in an intervention program with a Reading Specialist. Students reading above grade level typically participate in the Advanced reading level. Students practice further by reading independently and at home. Students who demonstrate that they require extended challenge beyond differentiated classroom work may work also in a REACH literacy group..

K-5 English Language Arts (ELA)

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.



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