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2013 Conference - Formative Assessment Classroom Snapshots Handout
Karen Hayashi and Lisa Kaufman
February 2013
This handout outlines six scenarios that illustrate classroom embedded formative assessment.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies

2013 Conference - Formative Assessment Differentiated Instruction Handout
Karen Hayashi and Lisa Kaufman
February 2013
This handout outlines strategies for differentiated instruction once students have been identified as in need of additional instruction.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies

2013 Conference - Principal Institute Transition Songs Handout
Veronica Azizi and Barbara Friedrich
February 2013
Handout provides examples of songs that help kids transition from one activity to the next.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

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

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

April 2011 TK Monthly Call
Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Executive Director, California Early Learning Advisory Council; Shirley Esau, Principal, Washington School; Direct or of Special Projects, Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District
April 2011
Audio recording of a presentation on Transitional Kindergarten Standards and developmental practices. Includes a brief communications update.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

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

California State University TK Modules
California State University
January 2014
The eight CSU Transitional Kindergarten Modules address the range of content areas and are designed to prepare preservice teachers for TK classrooms, including activities that deepen understanding of developmentally appropriate practice, the role of environment, curriculum integration and assessment.
Topics: Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

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

Colorin Colorado
Colorin Colorado
July 2012
This website shares resources for ELL teachers, including tips for new teachers, preparing the classroom, parent outreach and resources, children's and professional books, guides and toolkits.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Core Beliefs - Preschool English Learner Guide
January 2009
These beliefs stem from research and will help teachers focus on each child’s experiences and circumstances as that child begins the journey toward the acquisition of academic English.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies

Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching and English Language Learners
Diane Torres-Velasquez with Gilberto Lobo
January 2005
This article discusses and illustrates some strategies for teaching culturally responsive mathematics to ELLs. These strategies help students perceive and describe their world, their community, and themselves using mathematics and language.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

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

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

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

E-Examples from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
July 2012
Teachers can find various activity samples designated for students in K-2.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

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

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