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This site will provide you with information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc. We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this site for individuals working to provide high quality ELA and Reading programs for students. Join the ELA-Reading mailing list and receive updates as information becomes available.  


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. Please see the State Graduation Requirements page for information pertaining to high school graduation.  


Curriculum Standards:

English Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) implemented beginning with school year 2009-2010

Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) implemented beginning with school year 2009-2010

Professional Development:

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)

Related Links:

Children's Learning Institute (outside source)

ELA/Reading Support Site (outside source)

Student Assessment Division

Texas Literacy Initiative

Texas SUCCESS (outside source)

Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts (outside source)

Documents: 

Final draft of The Dyslexia Handbook - Revised 2014: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders (for consideration by the SBOE, July 2014) (PDF,1,865KB)

The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders Revised 2007, Updated 2010 (outside source)

Manual Sobre la Dislexia: Procedimientos relacionados con la dislexia y otros desordenes Revised 2007, Updated 2010 (outside source) 

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

2013-2014 Commissioner's List of Reading Instruments (PDF, 995KB)

ERI Reimbursement Information and Form (PDF, 125KB)

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)

Contact:

Karin Miller, Statewide ELA/Reading Coordinator
karin.miller@tea.state.tx.us
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581 


 

Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.state.tx.us
(512) 463-9581

Page last modified on 4/10/2014 09:15:00 AM.