• Language Arts

     Welcome to Language Arts and Reading

     

    The mission of the Galena Park Independent School District is to prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. 

    OUR VISION STATEMENT:
    To provide a reading and language arts education that ensures proficiency in reading, writing, oral and written conventions, research, listening and speaking skills in a way that students maximize their capabilities and achieve their full potential.

    OUR BELIEF STATEMENTS:

    •  We believe in the gradual release model when teaching new/complex skills
    •  We believe that formal and informal formative assessments should guide instruction
    •  We believe differentiation in the ELAR classroom helps address the literacy needs of all learners
    •  We believe that initial guided writing instruction leads to the implementation of writer's workshop
    •  We focus on the elements of organization, idea development, and written language conventions within writing instruction
    •  We believe in writing daily, as a way to help students process new information or showcase mastery of content and skill
    •  We believe guided reading instruction helps prepare students for success in a reader's workshop environment
    •  We believe in specific genre studies that lead to multi-genre integration within reading and writing
    •  We believe in the integration of reading and writing
    •  We believe in explicit, systematic, differentiated phonics instruction that is integrated through content areas