Tom O'Shea
    Language Arts Department Supervisor
    (708) 396-8142

    Students Who are College and Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language…

    Demonstrate independence-Students become self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials.

    Build strong content knowledge-Students establish a base of knowledge across a wide range of subject matter by engaging with works of quality and substance.  

    Respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline-Students adapt their communication in relation to audience, task, purpose, and discipline.

    Comprehend as well as critique -Students are engaged and open-minded—but discerning—readers and listeners.

    Value evidence- Students cite specific evidence when offering an oral or written interpretation of a text.

    Use technology and digital media strategically and capably -Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.

    Come to understand other perspectives and cultures -Students appreciate that the twenty-first-century classroom and workplace are settings in which people from often widely divergent cultures and who represent diverse experiences and perspectives must learn and work together.