Language Arts/Literacy

Elementary Teaching And Learning Specialist - Mathew Dorschner
Phone: 651-458-6221 email:

Welcome to the South Washington County Literacy and Language Arts website!

The purpose of this website is to provide District 833 community members with the District Comprehensive Literacy Plan by outlining our beliefs, current curriculum, focused instructional framework, and up-to-date assessments. In addition, we would like to provide our families with a collection of literacy-rich resources to further their knowledge of Best Practices in Literacy Instruction. 
It is our vision that the students in District 833 function as readers, writers, and critical thinkers in a technologically advancing global society. Our mission is to prepare our students by:
  • Offering a guaranteed and viable curriculum

  • Emphasizing the understanding of deep issues over shallow knowledge of facts

  • Encouraging literacy across all content areas while encouraging interdisciplinary themes

  • Engaging students in real world experiences using technology rich tools and data they will encounter in college, on the job, and in life

Thank you for continuing to visit this website. You are sure to stay current with our literacy-rich focus in District 833 by visiting often!