Community Unit School District 205
Middle School Reading
Works with students and teachers to
strengthen literacy achievement
Acts as a resource to all teachers and
works with students as assigned or needed.
Analyzes and evaluates the results of
school data with the principal and teachers to
determine school literacy needs and to develop
building improvement goals, both short- and
Identifies and assists teachers across
content areas in the implementation of best practices
Provides effective professional
development on a regular basis for school staff,
including full staff, grade level team, content area,
and individual teachers.
Works collaboratively with other
district reading specialists to develop and lead
workshops as requested.
Prepares and presents reports as
needed at the building level.
Participates on the building's RtI
team and district's literacy related committees as
requested or needed (e.g., textbook selection)
Coordinates the administration of
literacy related assessments, such as the AIMSweb
Together with the school psychologist,
analyzes and interprets data for administrative,
grade level or teacher meetings and coordinates
Works with counselors and on
transition teams between elementary and high school
for placement decisions.
Provides intensive instruction to
struggling readers, as assigned or determined by
Provides individual and small group
instruction through "push in" and "pull out"
programs, as needed.
Collaborates with RtI team to identify
at-risk or struggling students, as well as advanced
learners, and plans appropriate programming.
Observes/work with students in
classrooms to gain further insight for appropriate
Diagnoses student needs for specific
reading interventions/advanced placement based on
formal and informal measures;
e.g., AIMSweb, MAP, ISAT, etc.
Monitors as appropriate struggling
student's progress in an intervention and modifies
programming as needed.
Participates in Special Services, ELL,
and REACH meetings when students are being considered
for special instructional programming.