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514 W. Quincy St.
San Antonio, Texas 78212
210-554-2530 (phone)
210-354-3635 (fax)

The San Antonio ISD ELAR Instructional Framework prioritizes the core competencies required for students to develop into effective lifelong readers, writers and communicators. Through the implementation of the framework design, students will be able to:

  • Develop and sustain foundational language skills: listening, speaking, discussion, and thinking. 
  • Use metacognitive skills to both develop and deepen comprehension of multiple increasingly complex texts. 
  • Respond to an increasingly challenging variety of sources that are read, heard, or viewed. 
  • Recognize and analyze literary elements within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse literary texts. 
  • Use critical inquiry to analyze the author’s purpose in order to develop his or her own products and performances.                                                            
  • Use the writing process recursively to compose multiple texts that are legible and use appropriate conventions.
  • Engage in both short-term and sustained recursive inquiry processes for a variety of purposes.


Reading-Language Arts Department

Janet Hester
Director, Secondary RLA
(210) 554-2530
Veronica Hellamns
Director, Elementary RLA
(210) 554-2530
JoAnna Cantu
Administrative Assistant
(210) 554-2530

Elementary R-LA Specialists

Angela Ramos

Marisa Salinas-Garza

Laura Lee Stroud

Loretta Lopez-Henderson

Catherine Horn 

Rosa Barrera 

Brooke Wetherill

Abigail Mendoza

Jazmin Gonzales

Secondary R-LA Specialists

Middle School

Emily Aguilar

Rebecca Anderson

Annamarie Ramsey


High School

Rosalina Boblett

Michael Cortez

Lucia Gray

  • Secondary R-LA in SAISD

    View our 6-8 R-LA curriculum.

    View our 9-12 R-LA curriculum.

      Secondary R-LA Close Reading & Analytical Writing Strategies

      • Strategies to support comprehension and analysis in reading
      • Strategies to support analytical writing

      Cross-Content Literacy Strategies Tool Box

      • Strategies aligned to core contents' process skills
      TSI Blueprint
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Elementary PD

Secondary PD

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