Sorry, this job is no longer accepting applications. See below for more jobs that match what you’re looking for!

Language Arts Teacher Grades 6-8

Expired Job

Wayne Resa Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 4 months ago

Language Arts Teacher (Grades 6-8)

Position Purpose

Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to develop students' skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, foster communication skills, develop an understanding and appreciation of literature, motivate students to read a wide variety of publications, comprehend the reading materials, and to promote the development of skills in grammar and syntax.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and administers Language Arts curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.

  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.

  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.

  • Teaches knowledge and skills in English grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, vocabulary and proper word usage, word denotations and connotations, creative writing, independent thinking, communication and speaking.

  • Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions on a variety of reading materials, including the mass media and literature.

  • Works with students and others to prepare materials for inclusion in literary publications, contests, etc.

  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

  • Maintains familiarity with district and Connecticut State standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.

  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.

  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.


Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements

Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Work Schedule

Standard teacher work schedule as set forth in the Teachers' Unit Contract.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.

  • Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.

  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

Works in standard office and school building environments.

Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

Qualifications Profile


  • MI State Certification as a Language Arts Teacher or as required for position.

  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.


  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.

  • Masters Degree preferred.


Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

FLSA Status: Exempt

See if you are a match!

See how well your resume matches up to this job - upload your resume now.

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Wayne Resa

Posted 2 months ago

VIEW JOBS 11/3/2018 12:00:00 AM 2019-02-01T00:00 MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA TEACHER Position Summary: To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary or secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the Principal. Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree required. * Meet State of Michigan requirements for teacher certification in the required subject area(s) and grade level(s). * Candidates must demonstrate the following: * Exceptional skill in planning, delivering and assessing student learning. * Exceptional knowledge in research based instructional strategies and ability to implement them effectively. * Knowledge in the use of technology to support instruction. * Ability to maintain high standards of professional conduct at all times. * Punctuality, good attendance and strong work ethic in all areas. * Ascribe to the philosophy that all children can succeed and demonstrates a commitment to do what is necessary to make this a reality. Responsibilities: * The Teacher will provide direct instruction and intervention to students. * The Teacher will assist students in mastering the required Michigan ELA Common Core standards. * The Teacher will teach, tutor, and use technological interventions to improve achievement. * The Teacher will encourage students to set and maintain high standards of responsibility for their own learning and behavior. * Understand the school and state requirements to teach ELA to middle school students and create lessons that corresponds to the school curriculum. * Prepare and submit designated grade level lesson plans on a weekly basis. * Knowledge of content, pedagogy, and child development * Apply differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student * Knowledge of learning styles and skill in using varied teaching methods to address student-learning styles. * Impart ELA lessons, keeping in mind the individual learning paces of students * Design coherent instruction and student assessments * Assist students in understanding ELA concepts and applying them in multiple contexts * Ability to plan and implement a variety of activities to maximize effectiveness of instruction and student participation. * Ability to effectively assess the student levels of achievement, analyze test results, and prescribe actions for improvement. * Assess students by observing them closely and provide special attention to students struggling with ELA concepts. * Provide parents with information on how to help their children achieve higher results. * Observe students for behavioral problems and ensure that any behavioral issues are quickly and tactfully addressed. * Assist students in creating projects to help them understand difficult concepts. * Develop key incentives to ensure students' participation in class. * Classroom management utilizing positive behavior support model * Create an environment of respect and rapport * Establish a culture for learning * Implement and consistently enforce classroom management strategies. * Organize physical space that is conducive to learning * Use of varied teaching strategies * Use of questioning and discussion techniques * Engage students in learning * Use of effective formative and summative assessment techniques * Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness * Use of technology in the classroom * Student data analysis and portfolio maintenance * Continual professional development to keep up-to-date on curriculum developments and trends in the field of education Specific Duties: * Employ a variety of research-based instructional strategies and instructional media consistent with the capabilities, needs and physical limitations of students. * Evaluate students' progress on a regular basis and, when necessary, refer students who need assistance. * Enforce rules of conduct and ensure classroom and campus discipline. * Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the Academy's philosophy, instructional goals, and objectives of education. * Participate in weekly staff meetings, on-going professional developments, and grade level/content area meetings and trainings. * Maintain appropriate administrative records according to district policy. * Consistently support and uphold school policies and procedures. Support the school and its' leadership. * Model self-discipline and ethical behavior. Present self in a professional manner through appropriate dress, communication techniques, and demeanor. * Perform other related duties as assigned by the Principal or designee. * Skill in oral and written communication with students, parents, and others. * Ability to maintain appropriate student supervision so that students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn. * Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators, and others. Wayne Resa Detroit MI

Language Arts Teacher Grades 6-8

Expired Job

Wayne Resa