• About Early Literacy

    Early literacy is the foundation of success.  Salinas Elementary is committed to developing reading and writing skills within the early learning classrooms that will help all young learners be successful at school and beyond.  


    Early Childhood Goals

    House Bill 3 directs districts to develop and impelement an early childhood long range plan.  Salinas has reviewed our data, identified growth targets for both reading and math, and developed a schoolwide plan to help our students achieve a new level of academic success.  Our plan, in conjunction with professional development in the science of reading, will benefit our students for years to come.  Below are the early childhood goals for reading and math.  


    Early Literacy Salinas Goals

    The percent of 3rd grade students that score meets grade level or above on STAAR Reading will increase from 38% to 75% by June 2024.

    2020       2021       2022       2023       2024

    38%           42%         50%          60%          75%


    • K-2 grade teachers will directly instruct the daily phonics lesson plans provided in the curricular documents.
    • K-2 grade teachers will implement the daily blending routine.
    • PK-2 grade teachers will provide small group lessons as indicated by their grade specific assessment tool.
    • K-1 grade teachers will provide students with decodable text when students are applying newly instructed phonics skills.
    • K-3 teachers will follow the ELAR district framework.


    Early Numeracy Salinas Goals

    The percent of 3rd grade students that score meets grade level or above on STAAR Math will increase from 40% to 77% by June 2024. 

    2020       2021       2022       2023       2024

    40%         45%           42%           62%         77%


    • Provide instruction along a continuum from Concrete to Representational to Abstract.
    • Use manipulatives at all grade levels when new content is introduced.
    • Use the math framework components to provide structure, stability, and consistency.
    • Provide targeted instruction in numeracy and place value.
    • Use Imagine Math as a means of collecting data.
    • Provide small group instruction as a means to differentiate content, process, and/or product.
    • Target support from District Math Specialist to plan with grade levels to develop deeper understanding of content.