District 15 is implementing an updated comprehensive literacy instruction model that is on the cutting edge of literacy education. The Fountas and Pinnell Classroom (FPC) curriculum is grounded in evidence-based instructional practices used in whole class, small group, and individual learning contexts for all students. The curriculum is being implemented in grades K-6. Learn more about FPC by visiting its website.
Responsive Literacy Instruction
District 15 is putting a large focus on teaching pedagogy associated with the new Fountas and Pinnell Classroom (FPC) literacy curriculum. Professional development around differentiation of instruction, and development of common language and experiences are part of the Professional Learning Cycles for District 15's FPC roll-out.
On October 9, 2019, District Literacy Coordinator Colleen Mullins presented a report on responsive literacy instructions in District 15.
To learn more about the literacy and learning opportunities your child will experience on a daily basis, please visit this literacy page to learn more. You may also contact your child’s classroom teacher for additional information at any time.
Junior High Language Arts
Junior high students participate in a double period of language arts each day, which includes a reading class and a writing class. The curriculum balances the teaching and learning of reading strategies, writing processes, listening, and speaking skills.