English

Portsmouth Public Schools
Welcome to the Office of Reading and English Education

Krystal Thompkins
Coordinator of Reading and English Education

Office:  (757) 393-8884
Email:   krystal.thompkins@portsk12.com


Vision Statement
Teaching reading with Passion and Purpose in Portsmouth!

Mission Statement
The mission of the Office of Reading and English is to teach students to read, write, comprehend, and speak using a balanced literacy approach.  The Balanced Literacy
 Framework for Portsmouth Public Schools includes five reading components, five writing components and three word study components that work together to provide a classroom structure that is responsive to the stages of literacy.  Our framework is intended to guide the planning and delivery of classroom instruction in these three areas as students become proficient and independent readers.