Elementary Reading & Language Arts


  • “Pursuant to Florida Law, please find information regarding reading scholarships for those students who score below a Level 3 on the third and fourth grade Florida Standards Assessment English/Language Arts exam. http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/sfo/. Please contact the Florida Department of Education for additional information.”

Weekly Updates

  • Read At Home Plan

    Posted by Kaitlyn Mixon on 10/15/2020

    You can find our Read at Home Plan on the Elementary ELA Sharepoint Site, or right here! This should be accessible on your school's individual websites for parents to access. Parents can also request a hard LCS Read at Home Plan copy of this plan. 

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  • Welcome back!

    Posted by Kaitlyn Mixon on 8/11/2020

    Welcome Back! I am the new Elementary ELA Instructional Developer. I have been working in Leon County for 10 years and am so excited for this new adventure. My contact Information is listed at the top of this page; please feel free to reach out any time. I am so  excited to begin a new school year with students, teachers, and schools! 


    Learning Progressions

    Leon County Schools will hit the ground running using Learning Progressions to support teacher planning, instruction, and feedback, and ultimately student learning. To access Learning Progressions, please click HERE. Learning Progressions for Units 1-6 for 1st-5th grades have been posted, as well as Learning Progressions for Kindergarten, Units 1-10. Please keep in mind that the Learning Progressions are living documents, and are subject to change, as we continue to ensure that they best support the Florida State Standards. Please be sure you have the most up to date Learning Progression(s), prior to planning. These learning progressions will play an intregal part of planning formative assessments (check points of understanding) for your students. 


    Micro PDs

    Click HERE to access the Micro PDs. For Elementary ELA, you can particiapte in "Reading Components in the Online Classroom", "Elementary Reading Interventions in the Online Classroom", & "Managing Behavior in the Online Classroom". There is a follow up activity available for you to complete and submit for points. 


    Elementary ELA Sharepoint Site

    To access the Elementary ELA Sharepoint Site, please click HERE. Resources such as the Elementary ELA  Curriculum Guides, Wonders Curriculum Resources, and more are stored here!


    Important Dates:

    August 20th- New Teacher Wonders Training      via Microsoft Teams 9:00 - 11:00 

    August 20th - New Reading Coach Meeting     via Microsoft Teams 1:00 - 3:00 

    August 28th - Reading Coach Meeting via Microsoft Teams 9:00 - 11:00 


    Looking forward to a wonderful school year,

    Kaitlyn Mixon




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  • Commissioner's Summer Reading List

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 7/14/2020

    Commissioner Oliva is pleased to share an updated summer reading list for students and families to utilize as we prepare for students to go back to school in the fall. The list is comprised of top-of-the-line literary works, with world-renowned titles that make it the best reading list in the nation. Highlighting rich historical nonfiction, classical, popular, and thought-provoking Florida-based works of literature, the list has been carefully curated to encourage all Florida students to dive into reading and get excited for the upcoming school year.

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  • Summer Professional Development Opportunities

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 5/12/2020

    Summer PD

    The Summer Professional Devleopment Catalog is now available! Elementary ELA is proud to announce our summer reading training opportunities:

    • Supporting Reading Instruction Utilizing Reading Components and Effective Instructional Practices
    • Flipping the Switch: Effective Wonders Instruction Through a Blended Model Approach


    For more information, or to register for these courses, please click HERE.

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  • Free Resources from FLDOE

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 4/3/2020


    To assist families and teachers during this unprecedented time, FLDOE has released FREE resources to assist. Check them out HERE!

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  • We're Here to Support You

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 3/23/2020



    Dear Teachers,

    The Office of Professional Learning has created emergency lessons that can be shared with your students!  LCS has already made copies of the documents and distribution is managed at your site.  These packets include review skills so that your students may better access the content, as you prepare for next steps. If you have any Elementary ELA specific questions, please do not hesitate to email Jessica and Jamie. We're here for you!


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  • FSA Writing Resources are Available

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 2/10/2020

    FSA Writing resources have been posted to our ELA Sharepoint site for teachers to access. We hope this provides you resources and samples as you support your students.

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 1/6/2020

                     New Year

    Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful break with your family and friends, and are returning rested and ready for a new semester!

    Reading coaches have been working hard on creating planning and writing exemplars to support teachers with FSA Writing. Please be on the look out for these materials to be posted to our ELA Sharepoint Site in February!

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  • Informative and Opinion Writing Prompts and Resources

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 12/9/2019

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    To support teachers' continued efforts in preparing their students for FSA Writing, elementary reading coaches have developed both informative and opinion writing prompts and resources. To access these invalubale resources, please go to the Elementary ELA Sharepoint Site.

    On the Sharepoint Site, you will click on the ELA folder and FSA Writing Materials folder. We hope you find these resources helpful! 

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  • Celebrate Literacy Week 2020

    Posted by Jessica Titze on 12/2/2019

    Celebrate Literacy Week      

    January 27 - January 31, 2020

    Celebrate Literacy Week will be here before we know it! We encourage schools to plan activities, events, and literacy fun for their students. We have not yet been told the theme for this year's event, however Literacy is sure the focus! We will let you know as soon as FLDOE shares that information.


    For additional informatin, please visit FLDOE.

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