EHAB(LOCAL) - BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM: REQUIRED INSTRUCTION (ELEMENTARY)

READING INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

The District's Reading Instructional Program for students in prekindergarten–grade 12 shall provide a comprehensive, balanced approach to reading that combines skills development of phonological awareness and decoding with language and literature-rich activities for English, bilingual, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms.

DAILY TIME REQUIREMENTS

The Reading Instructional Program shall provide an appropriate period of time daily dedicated to reading instruction in kindergarten–grade 5 and in grade 6 when located in an elementary school setting. The recommended time is 90 minutes per day.

DYSLEXIC STUDENTS

For students in grades 6–12 who have disabilities in reading, the recommended time allotment shall be one period per day. [See EHB(LEGAL)]

DAILY RECESS

Recess, while separate and distinct from physical education, is an essential component of the total educational experience for elementary aged children. For all students in prekindergarten–grade 5, the time allotment for recess shall be as outlined in the Elementary School Guidelines.

Houston ISD

EHAB(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2012.06

DATE ISSUED: 7/17/2012