Developing robust literacy skills empowers children to succeed in school and life. In Cobb County School District, we strive to ensure every student is reading on or above grade level by grade 3.

The Cobb County Teaching and Learning Standards in English Language Arts provide a rigorous set of proficiencies in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language. As part of our district’s systematic and balanced approach to literacy, K-5 students are learning to become fluent and proficient readers and receive explicit instruction in phonics, spelling, and vocabulary.

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  • About the Author:

    Diane Rice is the supervisor of personalized learning, and Kaci Berry is a consultant for assessment and personalized learning in the Cobb County School District, the second largest school system in Georgia.