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English Language Arts

Photo of a student working on a writing assignment in class

District 62 believes that literacy acquisition is a complex, interactive process of using essential skills and strategies to construct meaning in spoken and written communication. 

Literacy is best learned in an environment in which students:

  • Learn to read and write through interaction with a variety of materials and instructional approaches.
  • Share literacy events with all members of the community including families, teachers, and peers as co-learners who model and support literacy development.
  • Make literacy connections between texts and to all subject areas, personal experiences, and world events.
  • See the relevance of literacy in their lives.
  • Use literacy to learn, understand, evaluate, and communicate.
  • Develop and use strategies in a variety of contexts.
  • Use current and emergent technology to promote literacy.
  • Relate new experiences to prior learning.
  • Have their individual needs met in developmentally appropriate ways.
  • Acquire literacy through a balanced approach.

The District 62 English Language Arts Curriculum is based on The New Illinois Learning Standards (CCSS), which were adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education in 2013-14.

Please contact Julie Fogarty, Curriculum Director, at with questions.