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The English Language Arts and Reading team in the TEA Division of Curriculum provides content expertise and plans strategically while working with stakeholders implementing TEKS-based instructional programs.
ELA/Reading staff collaborates with the Division of Student Assessment in the development of state reading and writing assessments; assists the Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology (IMET) in overseeing the state textbook adoption process for grades K-12 ELA/Reading instructional materials; and reviews state certifications related to ELA/Reading with the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).
Additional responsibilities include dissemination of information pertaining to dyslexia and Texas graduation requirements.
English language arts and reading TEKS implemented beginning with school year 2009-2010
Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS implemented beginning with school year 2009-2010
Several statewide professional development courses on the ELA/R TEKS are currently available face-to-face at your ESC and online through Project Share, and new courses will be available soon. For details on available courses and how to access them, contact your ESC and/or visit http://projectsharetexas.org (outside source).
Frequently Asked Questions:
Bible Literacy Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 93KB)
Student Assessment Division
Texas SUCCESS (outside source)
Texas Adolescent Literacy Academies (outside source)
Children's Learning Institute (outside source)
ELA/Reading Support Site (outside source)
Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts (outside source)
Texas Literacy Initiative
The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders Revised 2007, Updated 2010
Manual Sobre la Dislexia: Procedimientos relacionados con la dislexia y otros desordenes Revised 2007, Updated 2010 (PDF, 876KB)
Order The Dyslexia Handbook from TEA (PDF, 263KB).
Order The Dyslexia Handbook from ESC Region 10 (PDF, 200KB).
Reading/Comprehension Skills for Grades K-12 (PDF, 121KB) - a critical component of the ELA and Reading standards
Reading/Comprehension Skills for Grades K - 6 (PDF, 66KB) - a critical component of the Spanish Language Arts and Reading standards, in Spanish
2012-2013 Commissioner's List of Reading Instruments (PDF, 646KB)
Red Book Series, Book 1: Beginning Reading Instruction (PDF, 200KB)
Red Book Series, Book 2: Comprehension Instruction (PDF, 254KB)
Red Book Series, Book 3: Guidelines for Examining Phonics and Word Recognition (PDF, 197KB)
Red Book Series, Book 4: Research-Based Content Area Reading Instruction (PDF, 182KB)
Red Book Series, Book 5: Promoting Vocabulary Development (PDF, 357KB)
Karin Miller, Statewide ELA/Reading Coordinator
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
ESC Dyslexia Contacts (PDF, 89KB)
State Dyslexia Services (outside source)
State Dyslexia Hotline (800) 232-3030