Language Arts & Foreign Language

Literacy Initiatives K-5

The GCCISD Literacy Initiative is designed to implement a framework of Balanced Literacy to ensure best literacy practices and differentiation for all students to become successful readers and writers.

Comprehension Initiative

In the balanced literacy classroom, K-5 teachers use anchor lessons, mental models, and strategy posters to provide focused instruction in the area of reading comprehension strategies. These strategies include schema, visualizing, asking questions, inferring, determining importance, and synthesis.


Phonics/Word Study Initiative

Instruction is provided for students in the area of phonics and word study using whole group and small group instruction, which carries over to independent practice activities.