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shutterstockElementary English Language Arts            

Charlene Muehlstein          


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Secondary English Language Arts

Brandi Morley


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Spanish Language Arts and Reading

Colleen Adams


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 The English Language Arts and Reading program builds literacy for all students by incorporating reading, writing, listening, and speaking through rich experiences.  Students will read a wide variety of texts while applying comprehension strategies and engaging in critical thinking.  Students will write for diverse purposes while utilizing the writing process to develop pieces for publication.  Students will apply real world research skills through the exploration of a wide range of topics and problems.  Students will listen and respond to others while employing meaningful oral and written conventions in speaking and writing.  Students will build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for post-secondary success.


The Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) reflect language arts standards that are authentic to the Spanish language and Spanish literacy; they are neither translations nor modifications of the English language arts TEKS. The Spanish language arts and reading TEKS embody the interconnected nature of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking through the seven integrated strands of developing and sustaining foundational language skills; comprehension; response; multiple genres; author's purpose and craft; composition; and inquiry and research. The strands focus on academic oracy (proficiency in oral expression and comprehension), authentic reading, and reflective writing. They are integrated and progressive with students continuing to develop knowledge and skills with increased complexity and nuance in order to think critically and adapt to the ever-evolving nature of language and literacy. Research has consistently shown that literacy development in the student's native language facilitates learning in English.  Students can develop cognition, learn, and achieve best when they can understand the language of instruction.  Students who have a strong foundation of literacy skills in their primary language will be able to transfer those skills to English and progress more rapidly in learning in English.


Course Curriculum At A Glance

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Kindergarten / Kindergarten SLAR 

First Grade / First Grade SLAR 

Second Grade / Second Grade SLAR

Third Grade / Third Grade SLAR  

Fourth Grade / Fourth Grade SLAR  

Fifth Grade / Fifth Grade SLAR                           

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade

Ninth Grade

Tenth Grade

Eleventh Grade

Twelfth Grade