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Katy Independent School District

Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​English Language Arts​ - ELA

Beliefs:

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.

Guiding Principles: 

  • 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.

Parent Resources:

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


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