How Garland ISD bridged the gap between literacy instruction and other subjects with Newsela ELA

The team at Garland ISD in Texas is always looking for resources that will support student literacy. The district needed high-quality resources that allow students to practice literacy skills—while building background knowledge—and drive comprehension. They also needed resources that were relevant and aligned to their curriculum and standards and supported the district’s large emergent bilingual population.

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Key Takeaways

Build buy-in among teachers with a resource that allows for autonomy while showing clear alignment to district curriculum.
Support cross-curricular literacy skills practice with nonfiction texts that build student knowledge on standards-aligned topics for every subject.
Use writing prompts alongside relevant, engaging content to build students’ analysis and literacy skills in context.

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