English Language Arts and Reading

Child Reading Book

外国成人视频Curriculum Standards page contains information on curriculum, assessment, and rules. We welcome any suggestions that will improve this page for individuals working to provide high quality reading and language arts (R/LA) programs for students.  and receive updates. 

The R/LA team in the Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division provides content expertise and plans strategically with stakeholders implementing TEKS-based instructional programs.  

R/LA staff collaborates with the Student Assessment Division to develop state reading and writing assessments, assists the Instructional Materials Division in overseeing the state instructional materials adoption process for grades K-12 R/LA instructional materials, and reviews state certifications related to R/LA with the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

Additional responsibilities include providing information about dyslexia and Texas graduation requirements. Information about dyslexia is available on the Dyslexia page of the website. Please see the State Graduation Requirements page for information about high school graduation.

Revised TEKS Resources

The Resources for the Revised English and Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS webpage has been created to assist parents and teachers in the transition to the revised English and Spanish language arts and reading TEKS for implementation as follows: kindergarten-grade 8: implementation beginning with 2019-2020 school year and grades 9-12: implementation beginning with 2020-2021 school year.

R/LA STAAR Resources

Sample writing items for grades 3–8 revising and editing are now available on the new Reading Language Arts STAAR Sample Items page.

STAAR Reading Resources

STAAR Writing and English I, II, III Resources

Professional Development

Statewide professional development opportunities on reading and language arts topics are currently available at regional education service centers (ESCs) and online through the .

Contact the reading and language arts specialist at your regional ESC for upcoming professional development opportunities.

外国成人视频Frequently Asked Questions

The following document provides information about Bible literacy in Texas.

Bible Literacy Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 93KB)

Related Links

The following resources provide more information to support educators, accelerated instruction, and state assessments.

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Educator Certification Rule

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Mathematics and Reading Academies

Student Assessment Division

Texas Literacy Initiative 

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The following documents are provided for additional information and assistance.

Reading/Comprehension Skills for Grades K-12 (PDF, 121KB) - a critical component of the English Language Arts and Reading standards

Reading/Comprehension Skills for Grades K-6外国成人视频 (PDF, 173KB) - a critical component of the Spanish Language Arts and Reading standards, in Spanish

2014-2018 Commissioner's List of Reading Instruments (PDF, 995KB)

Red Book Series, Book 1: Beginning Reading Instruction外国成人视频 (PDF, 200KB)

Red Book Series, Book 2: Comprehension Instruction (PDF, 254KB)

Red Book Series, Book 3: Guidelines for Examining Phonics and Word Recognition外国成人视频 (PDF, 197KB)

Red Book Series, Book 4: Research-Based Content Area Reading Instruction外国成人视频 (PDF, 182KB)

Red Book Series, Book 5: Promoting Vocabulary Development (PDF, 357KB)

Contact Information

Chelaine Marion

Valerie Pannell
Colin Sembello
Padmini Jambulapati

Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division
外国成人视频 (512) 463-9581