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Fresno COE Typical Kindergarten Readiness
Fresno COE
July 2012
Handout for families outlining the skills children should typically have when they start kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Fresno COE Typical Kindergarten Readiness - Spanish
Fresno COE
August 2011
Spanish language handout for families, outlining the skills children should typically have when they start kindergarten.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Fun and Meaningful “Big 5” Activities
Center for Early Education and Development - University of Minnesota
December 2005
A early literacy resource handbook gives examples of five main types of important activities for teaching literacy skills. You can find the "Big 5" activities on page four.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

Get Ready to Read
www.getreadytoread.org/
July 2012
This site is designed to support educators, parents and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. The resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults and ways to address concerns.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Lesson Plan Template
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
Template to plan activities that target specific Preschool Learning Foundations and Kindergarten Common Core Standards, while addressing the interrelatedness of development. For more information on how to utilize the template, see the three completed examples: "Off to School," "All About Me," and "Transportation."
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Making Learning Fun
Making Learning Fun
July 2012
A site with many activities to make learning fun. Provides free and unlimited learning activities to early childhood educators.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Many Languages, One Teacher - Spanish
Magruder, Hayslip, Espinosa, Matera
July 2014
An article translated into Spanish that provides guidance on supporting language and literacy development for young dual language learners.
Topics: English Language Arts, English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

Nuts and Bolts of Building a Transitional Kindergarten
Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District, Washington School. Mrs. Esau and Mrs. Lee
August 2011
A comprehensive guide to starting a transitional kindergarten from Kingsburg Elementary Charter School School District. It provides an overview of transitional kindergarten, as well as information on TK in Kingsburg including communication, design, partnerships, purchases, standards and more.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

Off to School
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
Classroom activities that incorporate drawings, cut outs, pictures and self portraits that connect to English language development, social-emotional, self-regulation, language and literacy and mathematics content areas, and DRDP-SR domains.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

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 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

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

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

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

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