English Language Arts

Students receive instruction in English language arts (ELA) throughout each of their six years at District 401's two elementary schools, Elmwood and John Mills.

Our curriculum is aligned to the Common Core-based Illinois Learning Standards for English language arts.

Because District 401 is committed to offering an articulated curriculum that is consistent across grade levels and content areas, both elementary schools use the same ELA curricular programs.

In grades 1-5, teachers and students use ReadyGEN as their ELA curriculum.

In grade 6, they use MyPerspectives. Students continue with MyPerspectives when they move on to Elm Middle School.