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English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) courses in grades K-4 will focus on the development of the foundational skills needed for students to be successful at the elementary level, while English Language Arts and Reading courses in grades 5-12 will focus on continuing the development and refinement of those skills.

ELAR courses in Texas will have new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for grades K-8 in 2019-20 and for grades 9-12 in 2020-21. These new TEKS reflect the way literacy works when students take ownership of their own learning; building on foundational skills, increasing comprehension through response to multiple genres, analyzing author’s craft and purpose in order to apply that craft in their own compositions, and, all along the way, thinking with inquiring minds.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please fill out a Curriculum Feedback Form (Elementary Feedback Form | Secondary Feedback Form). The curriculum writing team will address your concern and respond in a timely fashion.

K-12 Curriculum Documents

Curriculum files for each core subject (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) and grade level (K-12) are located on Google Docs.

Open the Curriculum Map, select the grade level (menu at bottom of worksheet) and click on the subject of your choice to view the associated curriculum.

Questions? Please contact the program coordinator.

Phonics & Spelling Frameworks

The following documents outline the spelling patterns and sight words used throughout the school term for grades K-2.

District Approved Reading Lists

2019 Summer Study Reading

Students in middle/high school Pre-AP and AP English courses are required to read one book of their choice from the grade level title list below. In addition to reading the required choice novel, AP Language and AP Literature students are also required to read a companion text and to complete an analysis assignment.

Selected titles represent a variety of voices, cultures, perspectives and ideologies. The goal is to provide students with an abundance of choice in the texts they interact with in an effort to develop their understanding, perspective and appreciation for the people, places and ideas that comprise their world.


Get In Touch

Kristi Cobb - Director of Early Literacy (Pre-K - Second Grade)
Kristi Gonzales - Elementary ELAR Curriculum Coordinator (Grades 3-6)
Theresa Pollok - Secondary ELAR Curriculum Coordinator (Grades 7-12)

Address | 1016 Magnolia Street, Mansfield, TX 76063
Phone | 817-299-4380