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Rhyming Activities
International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English
January 2003
Rhyming activities in English and Spanish from the Read - Write - Think material by International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English (IRA/NCTE).
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Rhyming Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Word Central
July 2012
Online Merriam-Webster dictionary, thesaurus, and rhyming dictionary. Interactive games, daily activites, and educator resources available.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

September 2011 TK Monthly Call
Camille Maben, Director, Child Development Division, California Department of Education; Cecilia Fisher - Dahms, Education Administrator , Quality Improvement Office, Child Development Division, California Department of Education; Kerry Kriener - Althe n , Ph.D., Director, CCFS Evaluation Team, West Ed; Jenny Paul Rappaport, Senior Policy Analyst, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California), and Janet Lopez, Senior Policy Analyst, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
September 2011
Audio recording of a discussion on the DRDP-SR Assessment Tool, with an overview of a DRDP-SR tool pilot and field study. Includes a brief policy update.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy
Resource Type: TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

September 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Cecilia Fisher-Dahms, Peter Mangione, and Osnat Zur
September 2012
Powerpoint presentation on aligning the Preschool Foundations with California's Infant Toddler Learner and Development Foundations, Kindergarten Content Standards, Kindergarten Common Core Standards, Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

September 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Cecilia Fisher-Dahms, Peter Mangione, and Osnat Zur
September 2012
Webinar (Powerpoint and audio recording) on aligning the Preschool Foundations with California's Infant Toddler Learner and Development Foundations, Kindergarten Content Standards, Kindergarten Common Core Standards, Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Shape Poems
May 2011
A list of short poems that reference shapes.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Songs for Teaching
Songs for Teaching
July 2012
A website for teachers to support their use of music to teach content across a variety of subjects ranging from math, science, social studies, etc. Thousands of children's songs, lyrics, sound clips, and teaching suggestions are available for download.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Starfall - Alphabet Song and Letter Activities
Starfall.com
July 2012
A website that serves as a free public service for teachers to teach children to read with phonics. Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

Storybook Reading for Young Dual Language Learners
National Association for the Education of Young Children
January 2011
This article outlines strategies that can improve the classroom engagement and learning by children for whom English is a second language. The article also discusses their use of a community of practice by educators who were seeking ways to improve their work with children who are dual language learners.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

Supporting Dual Language/English Language Learners in TK
Dr. Linda Espinosa, Dr. Carola Matera, Ms. Elizabeth Magruder
March 2010
A list of tips to consider for supporting Dual Language/English Language Learners in transition kindergarten based on lessons learned from Los Angeles Unified School District's TK early implementation efforts.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Telemundo Segment on Transitional Kindergarten
Telemundo
March 2011
This segment on transitional kindergarten at Los Angeles Unified School District aired on Telemundo 52 on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Presentations

The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources
California Department of Education
July 2012
This online publication presents the developmental continuum of learning for children from birth through kindergarten. It shows the connections that the nine domains of the preschool learning foundations have with the content of these other important resources.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

The Gift of Language
National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
February 2013
Information that teachers can share with parents on the importance of sharing language with their children every day.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

TK Daily Schedule - 2012
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
A sample fully-day schedule for a transitional kindergarten classroom.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

TK Findings from the Field
California Early Learning Advisory Council
August 2011
Survey of TK early implementers with ideas for how the state could support TK planning and implementation as the law (SB 1381) goes into effect
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports

TK Implementation Guide
California Department of Education
September 2013
The TK implementation guide focuses on the essential components for school district administrators and teachers to consider as they develop comprehensive TK programs.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

TK Let's Go Webinar - April 17 2012
Santa Clara County Office of Education
April 2012
Power Point presentation for the April 17 webinar, TK Classroom Environment, providing information on how to use preschool environmental supports, such as the Preschool Learning Foundations and the Preschool Curriculum Framework, to guide TK instruction, as well as creating a developmentally appropriate TK classroom environment.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

TK Let's Go Webinar - June 19, 2012
Christie Baird, Shirley Esau, and Margo Herter
June 2012
Power Point presentation for the June 19 webinar, Formative Assessment: Critical to TK Success, by Christie Baird, Coordinator of Instructional Services, Orange County Office of Education; Shirley Esau, Principal, Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District, and Margo Herter, TK Teacher, Glendora Unified School District.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

TK Let's Go Webinar - May 15, 2012
Oznat Zur, Elizabeth Magruder
May 2012
Power Point Presentation for the May 15, 2012 webinar, From Standards to Practice, Creating a Working Plan. The webinar reviews the alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with the Kindergarten Common Core Standards, translating the alignment into developmentally appropriate practice for TK.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

TK Let's Go Webinar - May 22, 2012
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
May 2012
Power Point presentation for the May 22 webinar, Wrapping Your Head Around the TK/K Combo Classroom, with Barbara Blakely, recently retired LAUSD TK teacher and Lisa Peterson, TK/K combo teacher at Clovis Unified School District.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

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