Kindergarten through Grade 5
In District 68, we offer students a comprehensive educational experience that provides students with a range of programs and services to meet their educational needs. This information is designed to provide you with an overview of the curriculum we offer our students.
Reading/Language Arts Curriculum
District 68 uses Balanced Literacy as the instructional framework during the reading instructional block. Click on the Balanced Literacy link for an in-depth description of Balanced Literacy as well as the components found within the Balanced Literacy block. Reading instruction takes place for 90-minutes daily.
Following an in-depth curriculum review in 2018-2019, Bridges into Mathematics was adopted for use with kindergarten through fifth grade students beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Bridges into Mathematics is a comprehensive curriculum that is well-aligned to the Common Core Standards. The curriculum aligns to content standards and embeds mathematical practice standards in a way that is engaging, fun, and accessible for all students. Students explore mathematics with one another and with their teacher through a total of 75 minutes per day.
For more information on Bridges into Mathematics, please visit these links:
The National PTA also provides a resource for families:
Common Core State Standards
Illinois, along with 45 other states, adopted the Common Core State Standards to be used to guide teachers in what students at each grade-level need to learn in English/Language Arts. Each set of grade-level standards consists of literature, informational text as well as listening and speaking standards. The primary grades have standards for foundational skills. Grade-level standards build on knowledge and skills learned the previous year and create a stair-step progression across the K-8 instructional years.
Elementary Learning Targets
Additional Programs and Services
Reading Intervention Support (Response to Intervention info)
Advancing Inquiry and Meaning (AIM)
Psychologist/Social Worker Services
English Language Learners
Full Continuum of Special Education Services
Library Media Center Instruction
Before and After School Childcare (provided by Skokie Park District)
- English Language Learners
- Curriculum Overview
- Response to Intervention (RtI)
- Standards Based Grading
- Technology and Curriculum
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