• Council Bluffs Community School District offers a balanced and comprehensive English/Language Arts (ELA) program. Through an integrated model of literacy, our students will develop essential skills as readers, writers, speakers, viewers, and critical thinkers.

    Grounded in the Iowa Common Core standards, thematic units are designed around big ideas and essential questions - providing a context for our students to explore, learn about, and evaluate our world. Students will experience a balanced reading diet of informational and literary texts. They will write their own narrative, explanatory, and opinion/argumentative pieces. As a result of this learning, students will develop into critical thinkers who use evidence to support their thinking and seek to understand multiple perspectives and cultures.

    As CBCSD students progress through the grades, they will continue to develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking as they work with increasingly complex texts and ideas. We will build on the structures established in earlier grades, using inquiry, collaboration, the writing process, media and technology, and interdisciplinary work to ensure our students are college and career ready.

Please use the following information to access Language Arts' Curriculum and Instructional Content (iCurio).

  • In the Username space, type cbschools.   In the Password space, type guest. Then click the Login button.

    Curriculum Maps and Instructional Resources  are the folders that contain the information approved for use by our teachers for our courses. District Assessments and Teacher Resource Nominations folders are not accessible. 

    Click here to navigate to iCurio log in for course information.

     To receive assistance with navigating our iCurio site, please send an email message to icurio@cbcsd.org or call 712-328-6446 x11333.

 Amy Anderson, K-5 English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist

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Amy Anderson, K-5 English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist

 Carrie Nepple, 6-12 English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist

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Carrie Nepple, 6-12 English Language Arts Curriculum Specialist