Yorkville CUSD 115

Cultivating learners who apply skills and experiences to enrich society.

Welcome to Reading & Literacy read aloud 2

District 115 has a reading program based on sound research that facilitates student learning. Yorkville students have access to a wide variety of reading materials and demonstrate literacy success in a myriad of ways. Comprehension strategies are taught and applied across the curriculum and listening, speaking, and writing are integrated into and support the reading program. Special services provided by highly-qualified reading specialists are provided for students with reading difficulties. Yorkville encourages community and family literacy activities which occur both inside and outside of school. English Language Arts Curriculum
 
 

 

Balanced Literacy

Yorkville utilizes a balanced literacy framework to meet the needs of learners. Within this framework teachers scaffold the literacy support provided to students. Teachers gradually release their support in reading, writing, and word work so that students can become successful readers and writers. Each day students participate in a balanced variety of reading and writing activities. Literacy Framework |  Video


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Literacy Coaching

The Yorkville School District utilizes literacy coaching to build teacher capacity, sustainability, and to improve student learning. Literacy coaches work directly with classroom teachers using The Targeted Coaching Model (Elish-Piper & L’Allier, 2016). This model provides research based support in five key areas: conferencing with teachers, working with assessments, modeling instruction, observing lessons, and co-planning with teachers. Literacy Coaching Video 
  
The International Literacy Association: Multiple Roles of School-Based Specialized Literacy Professionals Article | Research Brief
 
 
 
 

Parent Resources

District 115 is committed to creating opportunities for parent education and learning. We know that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. Listed below are a variety of resources to assist parents as they support their children’s reading development.   
 
 
 
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