Texas Literacy Focus

Take a closer look! Texas Literacy Focus explores important topics for the upcoming Texas literacy adoption. Here you’ll find teaching ideas and classroom resources to promote literacy and language development in your school. Keep up-to-date with Texas literacy news. Be inspired and informed! We appreciate all you do to encourage students to read, write, and share their ideas.

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Hear from Texas Authors

 

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SHARON VAUGHN - Emphasizing Vowels in Early Phonics Instruction

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FREDDY HIEBERT - How to Start Teaching a Generative Vocabulary Approach

 
 

Literacy Events

Attend events and conferences with literacy teachers, experts, and authors. 

1/26/2018 TCTELA (Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts)
Galveston, Texas. Meet literacy expert Alfred Tatum.
2/23/2018 TALE (Texas Association of Literacy Educators)
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas. Meet literacy expert Frank Serafini.
4/22/2018 CREST (Coalition of Reading and English Supervisors of Texas)
Austin, Texas. Meet literacy expert Ernest Morrell.
 
 
 

Teaching Ideas

 
 
 
 

Take-and-Teach Classroom Resources

Download literacy activities, ideas, and resources you can use in your classroom today.

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Texas Roundup

Get Texas literacy news, information, TEA updates, and more. 

Texas Roundup

 

Teaching Blog

Join the conversation to improve Texas literacy education.

Moving Striving Readers to Highly Proficient Readers
BY ELFRIEDA HIEBERT 
There just aren’t that many people naming their daughters Elfrieda Hildegard these days, like my parents named me some time ago. With a name like this, I am cautious about what I “like” on social media or to what I attach my name as an educator. Read More ›

Technology and the Changing Roles of Teachers
BY LIANE WARDLOW
In collaboration with Digital Promise and the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY), we at Pearson undertook a study focusing on how teachers use technology to enhance instruction and improve learning. Read More ›

5 Techniques to Elevate English Learners Through Classroom Talk
BY ANDREA RIENTS
“Use it or lose it.” A small saying that carries big weight when applied to the idea of increasing student voice in the classroom. Read More ›

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