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Getting Involved

Middle School ELA

Guiding Values

At Canyons School District, we exist as allies to relentlessly learn, innovate, and sustain the pursuit of equity in education. Our guiding principles include:

  • Reading empowers students by providing knowledge, enhancing skills, and nurturing their intellectual curiosity. Encouraging students to read for pleasure and allowing them to choose their reading materials leads to lifelong learning and personal enrichment.

Quick Links

Professional Learning

Resource Hub

Secondary Writing Framework

Novel Database

Frequently Asked Questions

The Instructional Guides provide teacher-created and curated resources. As well, we will have the opportunity to meet across schools and grade levels to collaborate and share resources four times this year during our District-Wide Early Out.

We also have grade-level resources, including lesson plans and units at our Resource Hub.

If there is something specific you’re looking for or that you are looking to develop, reach out to Scott Christensen and I will be happy to set up a time to meet to collaborate, develop, and bounce ideas off one another.

You can submit a novel for approval by completing the application in the Novel Database (login required).  Please review these step-by-step directions for support. 

We recommend that you:

  • review the application questions before starting the application.  The application times out, so if you have the answers prepared beforehand you will be able to copy and paste the answers into the correct fields. 
  • review the pages in the instructional guides about text complexity – quantitative and qualitative measures. 

Stay Informed

Reach Out

Scott Christensen
Education Specialist

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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