This year, all elementary schools have implemented two new literacy programs, Being a Reader and Being a Writer, in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. These programs provide a cohesive literacy instructional program that supports instruction of the grade-level language arts standards. In addition to helping each student become a skilled reader and writer, the programs integrate social-emotional learning with academic content and support building a community of learners where everyone feels welcomed and safe. Read more (English). Read more (Spanish).