Teaching, Learning, and Certification

The English Language Arts team is committed to providing high-quality services to administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals which promote the development of successful readers and writers from PreK through Grade 12. The following topics are offered as professional development and technical assistance opportunities for districts on a regular basis:
Early Childhood - Grade 2

• Early Literacy Series—Phonological Awareness
• Early Literacy Series—Language Development
• Early Literacy Series—Letter Knowledge
• Early Literacy Series—Read  Aloud
• Early Literacy Series—Written Expression
Elementary ELAR—Grades 3-6

• Poetry—The Road Seldom Taken for Grades 3-6
• The Key to Comprehension: Metacognition and Figure 19, Grades 3-6
• STAAR English Language Arts and Reading Focus on Success, Grades 3-5
• Balanced Literacy in Grades 3-12
• Academic Vocabulary Strategies for Grades 3-6
• Informational Reading and Writing, Grades 3-6
• Best Reading and Writing Practices for Diverse Learners, Grades 3-6
• Research—The Basics for Grades 3-6
• Journaling to Promote Inspired Reading and Writing for Grades 3-6

Secondary ELAR—Grades 7-12

• Secondary Research-Based Writing Strategies
• Short and Sweet: Short Answer Writing Grades 6-12
• STAAR Focus on Success English I, II, III
• STAAR focus on Success English Grades 6-8
• Academic Vocabulary for Grades 7-12
• ESC Region 11 Writing Strategies for Success 
• Deconstructing the Writing Rubric
• Close Reading Re-examined
• Nurturing Expository Writers
Use this helpful LiveBinder full of valuable resources.
*Binder access key: STAARELA345
Related Informational Websites:
Texas Education Agency
ELAR                            TEKS2                                            STAAR2
English Language Arts and Reading      TEKS ELAR Vertical Alignment Document          STAAR ELAR Resources
Government Sites 
Nat Instit for Literacy                                                                   FREE
Put Reading First                                                                                      Federal Registry
Additional Sites
                                         CIERA                                                        NRP                                             
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement                                       National Reading Panel