Tomball ISD offers a comprehensive language arts program for all students from kindergarten through Grade 12. Based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, the language arts program is organized around six strands: listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing. Each strand is an integral part of a complete and comprehensive K-12 language arts program.
Tomball ISD Reading Philosophy
We believe that reading is a critical skill central to learning—in school, in the workplace, and in everyday life. While there are many ways to teach reading, we believe in a balanced reading approach where reading instruction focuses on teaching each student rather than teaching a specific reading program. In balanced reading instruction, students are taught how to use the structure of language, how to construct meaning from various texts, and phonics; the relative balance of instruction varies according to students’ reading abilities and needs. In order to accomplish this, a broad range of assessment methods must shape teachers’ instructional decisions. These assessments must allow teachers to intervene early and quickly with appropriate instructional strategies when students do not progress. In addition, we believe reading instruction must be based on the most current research of how children learn to read. In turn, this research-based approach must be the foundation for a continuous, quality reading staff development model within the district. Finally, we believe the school, home, and community, including private businesses, all play crucial roles in supporting literacy and providing balanced reading instruction. By working in collaboration with the above parties, Tomball ISD will be a true community of readers who are committed to the quest of life-long learning.
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Summer Reading 2018
Tomball ISD endorses a summer reading program for all students enrolled in advanced English courses grades 6-12. The selections on the summer reading list have been chosen to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to prepare students for the study of literature. All students registered for PreAP, AP, or Dual Credit courses are required to read specific books. Students will be involved in inquiry circles and other skill-building assignments during the first few weeks of the school year. These activities will comprise the first major grade of the school year.
Summer reading lists vary across campuses and grade levels. Please select the reading assignment from the campus you will attend and the course you will take during the 2018-2019 school year.
Tomball High School Summer Reading Assignments
Tomball Memorial High School Summer Reading Assignments
Tomball Star Academy Summer Reading Assignments
Creekside Park Junior High School Summer Reading Assignments
Tomball Junior High School Summer Reading Assignments
Willow Wood Junior High School Summer Reading Assignments
Northpointe Intermediate School Summer Reading Assignment
Oakcrest Intermediate School Summer Reading Assignment
Tomball Intermediate School Summer Reading Assignment