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ELA and Reading

Literacy Assistance is designed to help school districts with awareness, staff development, and technical assistance that improves student performance. The following services are available:

  • Research-based awareness designed to improve student performance in literacy areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking
  • Programs such as STAAR Holistic Scoring and Writing Process, STAAR Reading and Writing, and State Developed Professional Development
  • Regional and on-site training and follow-up for effective strategies that aid success in literacy areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and alternative assessment
  • Technical assistance to LEA personnel regarding dyslexia requirements
  • Materials information dissemination regarding TEKS/STAAR, specifications for Reading Development Materials, and Dyslexia
  • Training on the Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI) including follow-up, implementation strategies.
  • Assistance with the implementation of the Accelerated Reading Instructional Program (K-4)
  • Staff development for instructional assistants
  • Professional development and materials information dissemination
  • Effective writing strategies for all students (K-12)
  • Staff Development in dyslexia and related disorders
  • Staff Development for Pre-Kindergarten
  • Staff Development for reading coaches

Contacts:
Paula Pemberton-Kelm, ELAR/Social Studies/Curriculum Services Coordinator, pkelm@esc6.net
Julie Griffith, ELAR/Writing Coach Specialist, jgriffith@esc6.net
Susan Cryer, Early Childhood/Dyslexia Specialist, scryer@esc6.netPatty Barfield, ELAR/Social Studies Specialist, pbarfield@esc6.net

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