On Tuesday, May 23rd, the District celebrated K-3 Young Authors with a visit from author Carolyn Crimi. Congrats to the winners from Goodwin, Columbus West, Columbus East, Cicero West, Lincoln and Drexel.
Reading and Language Arts
Cicero Public Schools uses a comprehensive literacy framework to guide instruction in reading and language arts. Instruction for both reading and writing is centered around the workshop approach. The goal of our Literacy Department is to create readers and writers that are able to think critically and actively engage with text independently. Reading is taught with the use of trade books and a core reading program; ReadyGEN for Kindergarten-6th grade and MYPerspectives for 7th-8th grade; incorporating the strategies of guided reading, shared reading, read aloud, independent reading, vocabulary, phonics and phonemic awareness. The Writing Units of Study is used in grades K-8 for English language arts instruction. Spanish speaking students in the transitional program receive reading and writing instruction in both English and Spanish using the ReadyGEN Biliteracy Pathway curriculum.
K-6 ReadyGEN 2016 Common Core
7-8 myPerspectives English Language Arts
English K-8 Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing: A Common Core Workshop Curriculum
Transitional K-6 ReadyGEN 2016 Common Core
- Kindergarten ReadyGEN
- 1st Grade ReadyGEN
- 2nd Grade ReadyGEN
- 3rd Grade ReadyGEN
- 4th Grade ReadyGEN
- 5th Grade ReadyGEN
- 6th Grade ReadyGEN
- 7th Grade myPerspectives
- 8th Grade myPerspectives
On Thursday, May 11th, 4th-6th grade Young Author winners attended an event with author Allen Woodrow. These students represent some of the best writers in the district. Congrats to the winners from Burnham, Cicero East, Columbus East, Columbus West, Drexel, Goodwin, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Warren Park and Wilson.
Nancy Oesterreich, Director of School Improvement & Reading/LA
Phone: 708-863-4856 x171
District Reading Curriculum Coach: Lara Beaver-Medina, Email: LKMedina@cicd99.edu Office Ph: (708) 863-4856 Fax: (708) 863-1502
District Literacy Coach: Denise Thul, Email: DThul@cicd99.edu
Reading Intervention Coach: Sepideh Noekhah,