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2013 Conference - English Language Arts and Oral Language Development Powerpoint
Barbara Blakley and Whit Hayslip
February 2013
This presentation examines effective instruction that incorporates movement and experiential learning across the literacy domains and makes programs meaningful and engaging to young learners.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations

2013 Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Conference
Early Edge California
February 2013
Here you have access to all of the video, presentations and materials from the 2013 Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Conference. Learn promising TK practices, practical TK tips and strategies from education leaders across the state.
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

5 Day Read Aloud Videos and Lesson Plans
First Five Santa Cruz County
July 2012
These videos demonstrate the specific strategies of the "Repeated Read Aloud" lesson plan.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

A Rhyme a Week: Nursery Rhymes for Early Literacy
curry.edschool.virginia.edu
July 2012
Teachers can use this site to find and download nursery rhymes, picture cards, riddles, and other activities to use in their classrooms.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Alignment of Foundations and Common Core Presentation
WestEd
November 2011
A Power Point presentation that delineates the alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with the California Common Core State Standards for kindergarten.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

All About Me
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
A sample classroom activity that incorporate drawings, cut outs, pictures and self portraits into the English language development, social-emotional, language and literacy and mathematics domains or content areas.
Topics: English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Beginner’s Dictionary
www.wordsmyth.net/
July 2012
Free online English dictionary and thesaurus. Includes a "Beginner's Dictionary" with easy to ready entries and vocabulary words. Activities and quizzes are available online.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

Book Recommendations: Finding the Math in Books
September 2011
Recommendations for books that highlight math, numbers and operations.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Building Blocks of Readiness
Palo Alto Unified School District
May 2011
Description of the basic building blocks of school readiness, including academics in kindergarten, self-regulation, social expression, self-care and motor skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Building Literacy
July 2012
Activities for parents to work with their children on how to build a strong literacy foundation at home.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Children's Books About the First Day of School
April 2012
A list of children's books relating to the first day of school and transitioning to kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Children's Books List for Family Literacy Night
Los Angeles Unified School District
July 2012
A list of suggested reading books for transitional kindergarten children. This list was used when developing a district Family Literacy Night.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

December 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Elizabeth Magruder and Barbara Blakley
December 2012
Webinar (Powerpoint + audio recording) on "Developing Young Authors in TK: Nurturing the Whole Child Through Integrated Approaches to Writing", outlining how writing can develop social-emotional, cognitive, and physical skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

December 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Elizabeth Magruder and Barbara Blakley
December 2012
Powerpoint presentation on "Developing Young Authors in TK: Nurturing the Whole Child Through Integrated Approaches to Writing", outlining how writing can develop social-emotional, cognitive, and physical skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Desired Results Developmental Profile – School Readiness© (DRDP-SR © ) - Assessment instrument & guide
California Department of Education Child Development Division
July 2012
The Desired Results Developmental Profile – School Readiness © (DRDP-SR ©) is an assessment instrument that is designed for teachers to use to observe, document, and reflect on the learning, development, and progress of all children during the kindergarten/transitional kindergarten year. The primary purpose of this User’s Guide (Guide) is to assist kindergarten/transitional kindergarten teachers in completing the DRDP-SR © assessment instrument. The Guide provides information about how to observe, assess, document, and report on children’s development using the DRDP-SR © assessment instrument.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Dialogic Reading Modules for Teachers of DLLs
Loyola Marymount University
January 2014
Online professional development modules that focus on the Doing What Works Dialogic Reading framework with an emphasis on effective practices for Dual Language Learners/English Learners (DLL/ELs). Modules are self-paced and are intended to increase teachers' knowledge and use of Dialogic Reading practices in culturally and linguistically diverse early learning and transitional kindergarten classrooms. (NOTE: If you have difficulty seeing the videos, check whether your browser is blocking the content by clicking on the shield in the address bar.)
Topics: English Language Arts, English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

Educational Preschool and Kindergarten Teaching Activities
www.kidschalkboard.com/
July 2012
A website that offers various activities to use for teaching the alphabet and numbers, including songs, games, and poems.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Educational Resources - Teaching Tools
Saint Paul Public Schools
July 2012
A collection of resources and activities. Provides examples of teaching tools, articles and early literacy organizations.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

EISS Standards Based Continuum
Orange County Department of Education
September 1999
EISS Standards Based Continuum of learning in the areas of literacy development, mathematics, motor skills and social emotional concepts.
Topics: Administration & Operations, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Training
http://www.heinemann.com
July 2012
Teachers can find various training resources for all grade levels, including, books, videos, workshops, online courses, and through explicit teaching materials.
Topics: English Language Arts
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

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