English Language Arts
"High levels of learning for all" is the fundamental purpose of District 23. In the area of English Language Arts this means ensuring our students are provided with opportunities for reading, writing, listening and speaking for a variety of purposes and audiences. Reading is gathering a message from text. Writing is communicating a message to a reader. Listening and speaking are the building blocks for reading and writing. English Language Arts is interwoven into all content areas. It is not specific to one part of student learning but rather, is an integral part of what students do each day.