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To develop in each pupil skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to good communication and literate citizenship; to develop appreciation of good literature of all types; to motivate students to read widely for information and recreation; to develop standards for critical judgement of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media; and to discover and develop special talents of students in the field of English
Teaches content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading and journalism to
     middle school students, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other
     appropriate learning activities.
2.  Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative 
     regulations and procedures of the school district.
3.  Adapts English material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and
     challenge students.
4.  Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids to the interest and maturity level of students;     
     maintains required inventory records.
5.  Adapts the curriculum to provide individual, small-group, or remedial instruction to meet the needs of
     the individual pupil.
6.  Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions based on a variety of mass media
     and classical and contemporary literature.
7.  Encourages students to think independently and to express original idea.
8.  Evaluates each student’s progress in English skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing.)
9.  Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive
     classroom environment.
10. Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping
     students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
11.  Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress.
12.  Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday.
13.  Works with students and other classroom teachers in such activities as preparing material for the  
      newspaper or yearbook, assisting with PTA programs, or coordinating entries in essay contests.
14. Administers group-standardized tests in accordance with district testing program.
15. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
16. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
17. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and
      in self-selected professional growth activities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger handle, or feel: reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move from 10 to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with:
  • Middle School Language Arts endorsement


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