English Language Arts
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.