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Centinela Valley Union HSD |  BP  6142.91  Instruction

Reading/Language Arts Instruction   

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The Governing Board recognizes that reading and other language arts constitute the basic foundation for learning in other areas of study. Students should develop an appreciation for literature and for reading as a means to acquire knowledge. They also should develop oral and written language skills that enable them to effectively communicate with others.

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

The Board desires to offer a comprehensive, balanced reading/language arts program that ensures all students have the skills necessary to read fluently and for meaning. The program shall integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities in order to build effective communication skills.

For each grade level, the Board shall adopt academic standards in reading, speaking, and writing, including spelling and grammar, that meet or exceed state standards. The district's program also shall be aligned with the state framework for reading/language arts instruction.

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

Teachers are encouraged to use a variety of instructional strategies to accommodate the needs of beginning readers and the varying abilities of more advanced readers.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide professional development opportunities that are designed to provide instructional staff with knowledge about how students develop language skills, the ability to analyze students' developing literacy, and the ability to draw from a variety of instructional strategies and materials.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4222 - Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district's reading/language arts program offers sufficient access to textbooks and other instructional materials of varying levels of difficulty, including fiction and nonfiction works, so that students are continually reading at an appropriate level. In addition, technology should be available to support all areas of literacy.

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6161.11 - Supplementary Instructional Materials)

(cf. 6163.1 - Library Media Centers)

The Superintendent or designee shall regularly provide the Board with data from state and district reading assessments and program evaluations to enable the Board to monitor program effectiveness.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

41530-41532 Professional Development Block Grant

44277 Professional growth activities

44735 Teaching as a Priority Block Grant

44755-44757.5 Teacher Reading Instruction Development Program, K-3

51210 Areas of study, grades 1-6

51220 Areas of study, grades 7-12

51700-51702 Reading First

53000-53006 Comprehensive Reading Leadership Program

60119 Sufficiency of textbooks and instructional materials

60200.4 Fundamental skills

60350-60352 Core reading program instructional materials

60605 State-adopted content and performance standards in core curricular areas

99220-99221 California Reading Professional Development Institutes

99230-99242 Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program (AB 466 trainings)

REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS

53025-53032 Intensive reading program for grades K-4

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

9535 Purchase of nonadopted core reading program instructional materials

11980-11985 Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program (AB 466 trainings)

11991-11991.2 Reading First achievement index

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6361-6368 Reading First Program

6371-6376 Early Reading First Program

6381-6381k Even Start Family Literacy Program

6383 Improving literacy through school libraries

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Every Child a Reader, 1995

English-Language Arts Framework for California Public Schools

English-Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve

Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

Guidance for the Reading First Program, April 2002

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, Reading/Language Arts: http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/rl

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy CENTINELA VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: December 14, 2010 Lawndale, California