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  Chicago Reading Initiative

Chicago Reading Initiatives

The International Reading Association is the premier professional teaching organization dedicated to promoting high quality literacy teaching and learning. This organization provides professional resources and opportunities.

International Reading Association

IRA:Focus on Adolescent Literacy A range of adolescent literacy issues are available in hard copy and free online versions.

IRA:Focus on Beginning Readers Beginning reading instruction has been a hotly debated topic for a number of years. This site provides wide range of methods for teaching beginning reading.

IRA: Focus on Language and Cultural Diversity Teachers of English Language Learners can use this site to understand how to best serve the needs of their students. Books, articles, and booklists are available through the International Reading Association Web site.

click hereIllinois Reading Council The IRC is a non-profit, local professional organization dedicated to promoting reading and literacy across all age levels.

NCTENational Council of Teachers of English is a must for any teacher of Reading and English, from grades 6 and up.

Click here for 2010 ISAT Information from ISBE
Click here for 2010 ISAT Writing Information from ISBE
Master's Degree/Reading Certification Program Research & Professional Organizations
Collaborative Projects
CPS Resources
English Course Planning Process

Reading OnlineReading Online
Reading Online is a free journal for K-12 teachers that provides access to articles on the teaching of reading and writing.

NAtional Reading PanelNational Reading Panel
The summary report of the National Reading Panel describes research and findings on a variety of reading instruction topics.

Free Reading

Free Reading  FreeReading's Intervention A, a reading intervention program for small groups of one to six kindergarten or first grade students who need additional help with phonological awareness and phonics.

The program comprises 40 weeks of instruction, 5 days per week, 30 minutes per day. (The timings given for individual activities in the program are generous; most teachers complete the activities in less time)

Click on Teach Program for links to the program contents!  Very cool!

Reading Quest

Reading Quest  ReadingQuest challenges you to think about what students should know or be able to do and, perhaps more importantly, what it looks like when they are engaging the content towards the purpose of that lesson. While designed with social studies in mind, teachers of any content area can find the strategies and the process useful and helpful.

 Dibels Activities
Dibels interventions provides teachers with online free reading activities and games to support reading and literacy in the primary grades.
  Common Core State Standards Initiative

Common Core Standards

"The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce."...


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Chávez M.A.C.
4747 S. Marshfield,
Chicago, IL 60609
Tel: 773-535-4600
Fax: 773.535-4603 
Principal, Barton A. Dassinger


School Hours

Student Entry:
  7:30 a.m. (1st - 8th grade)

Classes begin:
  7:45 a.m. (1st - 8th grade)

Student dismissal:
  2:45 p.m. (1st - 5th grade)
  5:30 p.m. (6th - 8th grade)

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