English Language Arts & Reading

SpalloniWhat We Do

The Curriculum and Instruction department supports English Language Arts and Reading (ELA/R) by providing district wide leadership and management of the ELA/R curriculum. English Language Arts and Reading is coordinated in a manner to effectively ensure students are provided high quality instructional strategies, techniques, and procedures. The Curriculum and Instruction department coordinates the improvement of instruction in ELA/R as identified as deficient on state and district assessments. English Language Arts and Reading are supported by maintaining and broadening the use of technology in the teaching-learning process.

Natalie Spalloni
ELA Coordinator

Natalie has been a member of the C&I department for almost two years. She taught high school English at Andress High School before becoming a founding faculty member of Northwest Early College. Natalie also served as a part time faculty member at EPCC teaching English 1301 and 1302 as well as Children's Literature and Writing Processes of Children at UTEP. She holds a master's degree in Education with a specialty in English Language Arts and a Principal Certificate.

ELA/R Resources

 Elementary School  Middle School 
 Edutopia  Achieve 3000
 iStation  McGraw Hill
 Public Broadcasting Station for Parents  TEA Student Assessment STAAR Writing
 Public Broadcasting Station for Teachers    Prentice Hall
 Renaissance (Accelerated Reader)  Renaissance (Accelerated Reader)
 TEA Student  Assessment STAAR  


 High School
 College Board
 Holt McDougal
 Khan Academy
 Purdue Owl: Online Writing Lab
 Texas Education Agency Student Assessment STAAR Writing