Middle School ELA Teacher

Job | Posted 2 months ago
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Position Areas
English/Reading/Language Arts


Middle School ELA Teacher 

ELA Teachers are responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops in each student skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship; that develops appreciation of good literature of all types; that motivates students to read widely for information and recreation; that develops standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications transmitted by mass media; and that discovers and develops special talents of students in the field of English to prepare each student to meet the objective standards.

  • Teaches content and skills in English language, literature, composition, reading, journalism to middle school students, utilizing curriculum designated by the District.


  • Adapts English material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students.


  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the District’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course / SOL standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.


  • Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.


  • Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas.


  • Evaluates each student’s progress in meeting the course standards for English skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).


  •  Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.


  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve learning, health and attitude problems.


  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

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Suburban Cook County Online Application Consortium

4100 S. Joliet Avenue , Lyons, IL 60534

At the following locations

George Washington Middle School

8101 Ogden Avenue , Lyons, IL 60534