The Common Core State Standards (New Illinois Learning Standards)
While District 47 educators strive to find the right books for each child to read independently, and in small group settings, the ELA Units of Study are the driving force that ensure students will receive high-level reading experiences with texts written at their specific grade level. The Common Core State Standards (known in Illinois as the New Illinois Learning Standards) are the building blocks for each unit of study. The units are created in a way that ensure each standard is learned and applied by students various times throughout the school year.
Below are a series of charts (from the Common Core State Standards website: (http://www.corestandards.org/) that illustrate the progressions of the various types of English Language Arts standards, including reading (literature, informational and foundational); writing; speaking and listening; and language.
- Reading Standards for Literature (K-8)
- Reading Standards for Informational Text (K-8)
- Reading Standards for Foundational Skills (K-5)
- Writing Standards (K-8)
- Speaking and Listening Standards (K-8)
- Language Standards (K-8)