• Reading and Language Arts


    The English Language Arts Georgia Standards of Excellence provide the framework for instruction at PCES. Students master concepts in reading foundational skills, reading for literature, reading for information, writing, speaking and listening, phonics and language.


    Each classroom at PCES implements differentiated reading and language arts instruction to meet the needs of every learner. Varied resources are incorporated to provide the most beneficial learning experience. Some materials used are:


    • Ready Gen - an integrated and well-balanced approach to reading and writing instruction for Grades K-6 classrooms. Authentic texts with modeling and teacher-directed activities drive learning and motivate readers. Students read authentic literary and informational texts. Instruction focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in response to authentic texts.


    • Lexia - for students that need extra help with reading. In Lexia's 3-step personalized learning model students are motivated by their own success and have their own personalized learning paths, student performance data is easy to access and simple to interpret, and teachers have the resources they need for face-to-face instruction and independent student practice. Explore each part of Lexia's personalized learning model below.


    • Guided Reading Books – Guided reading books provide text tailored to meet students’ needs. Teachers determine appropriate books, and individualize instruction appropriately.


    • Scholastic Reading Counts! – Reading Counts is an independent reading management program that utilizes software-based reading assessment. The program helps motivate students while providing data to teachers on student progress. All SRC! titles align with Lexile Framework for Reading, making it easy for students to take quizzes on books that are just right for them.


    • Georgia Lexile Framework for Reading – Lexile scores rank the reading level of a student and the difficulty of text on a single scale. Many resources located in our media center are labeled with Lexile scores, which helps our students and teachers choose appropriate materials.


    The Fayette County Reading/Media/Language Arts K-5 Coordinator is Caroline Schmitt.