The ELA Department at Monroe uses Curriculum Developer as its primary resource for developing lessons in grades 7, 8, and 9. Our high school students use SpringBoard as the primary English text. Additionally, our curriculum is supported with a rich variety of novels at various reading levels. Many of our ELL students participate in READ 180 to help develop their English skills and mastery of the language at a faster pace. Beginning in the 2010-2011 school year, we expect to use READ 180 with all of our 7th grade English classes. It is a proven curriculum that individualizes instruction for students, utilizes small group instruction and continually monitors student progress to assess growth.