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PBS: Parents and Teachers
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
July 2012
Free online activity ideas designed for ages 3-7. Teachers can browse activities that directly build social emotional, language, literacy, and critical thinking skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

PreKinders: Resources for Pre-K Teachers
PreKinders
July 2012
A site were Pre-K teachers can find lessons and ideas to use in their Pre-K classrooms. Free printables and activities include everything from math to literacy, fine motor skills and classroom management.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Preschool English Learner (PEL) Core Beliefs
California Department of Education
January 2009
The following list of core beliefs included in the Preschool English Learner resource guide developed by the California Department of Education, to support teachers in serving English language learners early learning classrooms.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning
California Department of Education
January 2009
The Preschool English Learner Guide from the California Department of Education offers early childhood care and education providers resources to assist in understanding and supporting preschool children who are learning English as a second language.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

Professional Development Modules for TK
CCSESA
November 2013
The TK modules, developed through a collaboration among county offices of education, provide an overview of The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources (CDE, 2012) and include strategies and resources to support the implementation of transitional kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

Promoting Language and Literacy in Transitional Kindergarten
Dr. Linda Espinosa
June 2011
A Powe Point presentation on the importance of language and literacy for a child's development.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

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

Serving Dual Language Learners: Learning Module Series
Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners
July 2012
These interactive modules provide in-depth information on topics such as Early Dual Language Learners and can be used for group trainings or individual learning purposes. The modules have varying degrees of content depth and may be viewed in parts or in their entirety depending on learners’ needs.
Topics: English Language Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports

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

Supporting the Oral Language Development of Young Dual Language Learners: Why and How
Dr. Linda Espinosa
July 2012
In this webinar Dr. Linda Dr. Espinosa discusses current research findings on the critical importance of fostering oral language development during the preschool years, including findings from neuroscience on brain development and bilingualism. She then describes specific strategies designed to enhance certain aspects of oral language proficiency that have been linked to reading comprehension for young dual-language learners.
Topics: English Language Development
Resource Type: Presentations

Teaching Cases on Family Engagement
Harvard Family Research Project
January 2012
This article shares valuable tools in preparing early childhood educators to engage effectively with families. Through case-based discussion, educators can enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving skills and consider multiple perspectives.
Topics: English Language Development, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Research & Reports

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 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 - 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

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