English, Language Arts & Reading

  • English Language Arts and Reading education in Wylie ISD provides all students with the foundation necessary to succeed in all academic areas through a balanced, integrated approach to literacy. Reading, writing, speaking, listening, and inquiry skills, as well as the strategies that support them, directly contribute to student success in a rapidly changing world.

    Students in every grade level experience authentic reading opportunities that connect with multiple genres, as well as authentic writing opportunities used to solve problems, explore issues, construct questions, and address inquiry. It is our goal to create lifelong readers and authentic writers!

STAAR Test Information

  • 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
    • May 13th
    • Students read passages and answer multiple choice questions.
    4th Grade Reading STAAR
    • May 13th
    • Students read passages and answer multiple choice questions.
    4th Grade Writing STAAR
    • April 7th
    • Students answer multiple choice questions about editing and revision, as well as write an Expository piece.
    5th Grade Reading STAAR
    • April 8th
    • Students read passages and answer multiple choice questions.
    6th Grade Reading STAAR
    • May 13th
    • Students read passages and answer multiple choice questions.
    7th Grade Reading STAAR
    • May 13th
    • Students read passages and answer multiple choice questions.
    7th Grade Writing STAAR
    • April 7th
    • Students answer multiple choice questions about editing and revision, as well as write an Expository composition.
    8th Grade Reading STAAR
    • April 8th
    • Students read passages and answer multiple choice questions.
    English I EOC
    • April 7th
    • Students read passages and answer multiple choice questions about reading as well as answer multiple choice questions about editing and revision. Students will also write an expository composition.
    English II EOC
    • April 8th
    • Students read passages and answer multiple choice questions about reading as well as answer multiple choice questions about editing and revision. Students will also write a persuasive composition.

Wylie ISD Curriculum

    • Wylie ISD uses TRS curriculum for all courses except Bible Literacy, Creative and Technical Writing, and Reading Strategies.
    • TEKS Resource System
    • For additional curriculum questions, please contact the learning specialist listed to the right for your child’s grade level.

Advanced Placement

    • Students have the opportunity to take AP courses, and potentially earn college credits in conjunction with their high school graduation requirements.
    • Wylie ISD currently offers AP English Literature and Composition, and AP English Language and Composition. These courses follow a syllabus approved by the College Board: https://www.collegeboard.org/
    • Exam Dates:
      • AP English Literature and Composition
        • May 6th
      • AP English Language and Composition
        • May 13th

Learning Specialists

  • Greg Gibson
    Greg Gibson
    Elementary ELAR Learning Specialist
    972.429.3049
    Laura Moore
    Laura Moore
    Elementary ELAR Learning Specialist
    972.429.3042
    Jessica Travis
    Jessica Travis
    Elementary ELAR Learning Specialist
    972.429.2987
    Tedra Ault
    Tedra Ault
    High School ELAR Learning Specialist
    972.429.3051
    Amy Winslow
    Amy Winslow
    Intermediate ELAR Learning Specialist
    972.429.2988
    Stacy Horton
    Stacy Horton
    Junior High ELAR Learning Specialist
    972.429.3050
     

Textbooks & Resources

    • Grades K-4 Fountas & Pinnell Classroom
    • Grades 5-8 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt & SpringBoard
    • Grades 9-12 Holt McDougal Literature for Texas
    • Grades 9-12 Prentice Hall Writing Coach
    • Grades 5-12 Google Apps
      • Log in
        Username 1st three letters of last name +1st three letters of first name + last three numbers of student ID@wylieisd.net. Example Johnny Smith with student ID number 1594873 smijoh873@wylieisd.net. Password will be the same password that students use to login to all computers in Wylie ISD.

Dual Credit Courses

  • In an effort to provide increased academic opportunities and promote college readiness for our students dual-credit courses are offered. This program will afford our junior and senior students the opportunity to take a multitude of courses that align directly with high school graduation requirements and basic level associate and bachelor degree plans, while offering them additional support and interventions to assist in the transition into college. Courses offered for ELAR are ENGL 1301- Composition and Rhetoric I, and ENGL 2327 – American Literature.

Summer Enrichment

  • Please check here when summer approaches for the most up-to-date details about what your child can do over the summer to stay sharp in reading and writing.