English Language Arts - ELA
Language Arts curriculum and instruction provides all students with the foundation necessary to succeed in all academic areas through a comprehensive, integrated approach to literacy. Reading, writing, speaking, listening, and inquiry skills, and the strategies that support them, directly contribute to student success in a rapidly changing world.
Reading, writing, and the conventions of language are taught together not in isolation.
Students have choice in independent reading.
Phonics instruction should be systematic and explicit. Phonics instruction should take place out of context (i.e. phonics-focused lesson), as well as in the context of real reading and writing.
Students experience authentic reading, writing, listening, and speaking opportunities within multiple genres including visual texts.
Various reading and writing assignments guide instruction so that rigor and expectations increase over time.
Inquiry based learning contributes to the development of reading, writing and thinking skills.
Students benefit from direct vocabulary instruction.
Word Study Power Point - A Guide for Parents
25 Ways to Use Magnetic Letters at Home
Affixes with their Definitions
Parent Letter Tiles
Word Study - At Home Ideas for Grades 3-5
English Language Arts - ELA Coordinators:
Nancy Bradley - 281-396-7680
Linda Corbin - 281-396-7870