Department Contact:

Andrea Hicks

Coordinator
(682) 867-7482
ahicks2@aisd.net

Department Contact:

Rhonda Ceaser

Secretary
(682) 867-7482
rceaser@aisd.net

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Scholars should use metacognitive strategies and critical thinking to construct a deeper comprehension of student chosen diverse texts that encompass a variety of genres. The structures of these genres should also involve writing through student chosen topics.

INSTRUCTIONAL FRAMEWORK

Scholars should engage in the balanced approach to literacy development through reading, writing, and word study. These encompass explicit instruction, guided practice, collaborative learning, and independent reading and writing. These lay the foundational blocks for strategic reading, writing, and analytical thinking across all disciplines.

ACTIVE STUDENT LEARNING

Scholars should participate in authentic literacy activities where they work collaboratively to listen and respond through conversations about their reading and writing. Purposeful and intentional integration of interactive and engaging reading and writing tasks allow students to have a deeper understanding of vocabulary, fluency and comprehension strategies as well as the writing process, spelling, grammar, and punctuation to communicate their ideas effectively.

Department Contact:

TBD

Specialist - Elementary

Department Contact:

Nikki Walls

Specialist - Elementary
nwalls@aisd.net

Department Contact:

Sandra Redding

Specialist - Elementary
sredding@aisd.net

Department Contact:

Chris Drury

Specialist - Secondary
jdrury@aisd.net

Department Contact:

Jordan Ferguson

Specialist - Secondary
jfergus3@aisd.net

Department Contact:

Jennifer Girouard

Specialist - Secondary
jgirouar@aisd.net

NEWS & EVENTS

Email ci@aisd.net for questions regarding curriculum, instructional practices, or professional learning.