Dr. Michelle Wooten

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning

Jenni Garcia

PK-12 Literacy Facilitator

HB 3 Reading Academies

Texas Reading Academies

HB 3, passed by the Texas Legislature in June 2019, requires all kindergarten through third grade teachers, including special education teachers, and administrators to participate in the Texas Reading Academies by 2023.  Decatur ISD has chosen the Blended Model which is an online module led by Cohort Leaders to allow for personalization of training at district level.  

Steeped in the Science of Teaching Reading (STR)
Texas Reading Academies Content includes:

  • Introduction, Overview, Scope, and Sequence

  • Science of Teaching Reading

  • Handbook Only - Establishing a Literacy Community

  • Using Assessment Data to Inform Instruction and Tiered Supports and Reading Difficulties

  • Oral Language 

  • Phonological Awareness 

  • Alphabet Knowledge, Print Concepts, and Handwriting

  • Decoding, Encoding, and Word Study 

  • Reading Fluency

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Composition 

  • Bringing It All Together

Texas Reading Academies - Content Overview