English/Language Arts


ELA Department

Skills Specialist - Dr. Theresa Martin

Department Meeting - 1:25 - 2:35

5th Grade: B. Curtis

S. Menard

B. Villarreal

6th Grade: M. Davis

B. Jagodzinski

K. Wade


Our Mission:

The mission of the Houston Academy English Language Arts Department is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. We accomplish this goal through research, curriculum development, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders.

Student Expectations:

  • Be full participants in Reading and Writing workshop

  • Keep a reading log with the number of minutes read each night

  • Complete take-home writing assignments

  • Work with assigned partners and book clubs

  • Be a life-long learner

Grading: Rubrics have been provided for all grades listed below.

Major Grades:

  • Reading Level

  • District Common Assessment

  • Campus Performance Based Assessment

Daily Grades:

  • Engagement

  • Comprehension

  • Work Study

  • Independent/Partner Reading

Parents: We need your HELP.

  • Please consider donating a book to our class library.

  • Please ensure that your child reads daily.