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About English Language Arts
English Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  It builds in complexity and difficulty as a student moves from grade to grade so that the student will be ready for the demands of college- and career- level reading.
English Language Arts Curriculum Writers

Curriculum writers play a vital role in the instruction of our students. Our curriculum writers are responsible for working with their grade level colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate the subject area scope and sequence. Additionally, curriculum writers periodically attend meetings at the end of the school day where they receive information and share ideas with other curriculum writers. They, in turn, then disseminate information from these meetings to their grade level colleagues.  Curriculum writers also provide training for their campuses when needed.  Our English Language Arts Curriculum Writers include:

Kindergarten Libby Farabee Lori Isaacks   
1st Grade Holly McCreight    
2nd Grade - North Vanessa Simon    
2nd Grade - South Melissa McCartney    
3rd Grade - North Lillian Pope Kristina Baggett  
3rd Grade - South Lorena Lankford Renee Carroll  
4th Grade - North Krystal Farmer    
4th Grade - South Courtney Davis    
5th Grade - North Tiffany Woodward    
5th Grade - South Jeannine Wilson    
6th Grade - North Heather Young    
6th Grade - South Chloe Yowell    
7th Grade - North Melissa Castillo    
7th Grade - South Katrina Goodman    
8th Grade - North Kelly Brown    
8th Grade - South Hannah Arnold    
English I JoAnn Fisher Ashley Talbott   
English II Kelly Collins Jami Navarre  
English III Sarah Gaurnere Kelli Rinando Shelia Taylor 
English IV Lisa Andrus Kay Houston  
Protected Novel List Grades 2 - 12

The purpose of the Protected Novel List is:

  • To communicate readings between levels
  • To identify those works approved by the district Language Arts team

Each spring, the Protected Novel List is reviewed by the campus Language Arts department/grade level.  At that time, the department/grade level discusses and determines novels that need to be moved to another level. 

Reading Selection Approval Request
Teachers wanting to read a novel not currently on the Protected Novel List for their grade level/course, will be required to submit a Reading Selection Approval Request.
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