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Reaching Illinois ELA Support Documents Ensure Alignment to Standards

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Example of resources found in the Reaching Illinois documents

The Illinois Department of Public Instruction has developed amazing resources for ELA teachers in grades K-12 that provide research-based instructional strategies directly aligned to the Common Core State Standards for both Reading Literature and Reading Informational Texts.

If you scroll down through these documents, you will find each standard with research-based strategies to use when teaching each standard explicitly.

K-5 Informational Text

K-5 Literature

6-12 Informational Text

6-12 Literature

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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