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Guiding Principles of ELA Instruction


The Birdville ISD English Language Arts curriculum reflects the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and has been developed around the following guiding principles:


Language Arts instruction is strongest when it:

  • uses a balanced literacy approach
  • integrates reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research
  • emphasizes the processes of reading and writing
  • provides students rich, relevant, and authentic reading and writing experiences
  • embeds skills instruction in purposeful and meaningful learning
  • respects both students and teachers as readers and writers
  • acknowledges the text demands of an ever-changing world through the study of a variety of genres and modes, both classical and contemporary
  • uses assessment to design instruction to meet individual student needs
  • engage students in collaborative discussions about reading and writing


Secondary ELAR Coordinator
Ann-Marie Trammell
Phone: 817-547-5802




Elementary ELAR Coordinator
Teaching and Learning Department 
Teresa Lawson
Phone: 817-547-5805
Email: Teresa.lawson@birdvilleschools.net



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Last Modified on November 16, 2016