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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

Family Engagement Activities : Home - Site Connections
Santa Clara County Office of Education
April 2013
Family engagement activities to support family-school partnerships and school- and home-based academic enrichment activities
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

February 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Linda Platas, Heising Simons Foundation and Kim Bambao, San Mateo County Office of Education
February 2013
Webinar (Powerpoint and audio recording) reviewing the importance of mathematics in the TK classroom, including how math informs literacy and social-emotional development.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

February 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Linda Platas, Heising Simons Foundation and Kim Bambao, San Mateo County Office of Education
February 2013
Powerpoint presentation reviewing the importance of mathematics in the TK classroom, including how math informs literacy and social-emotional development.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

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

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

Gathering and Using Language Information that Families Share
National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
October 2013
Tools to help teachers gather information from families on children’s past experiences with language/s. This information helps teachers build upon those experiences and support their students' optimal progress.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

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

Hands-On Math & Science
Aims Education Foundation
July 2012
Math activities for K-1 with topics in Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, Geometry, Measurement, Number and Operations, etc. Lessons available for purchase.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

How to Know if Students are Learning-Assessment (CCSESA's TK Planning Guide)
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
November 2011
This excerpt from CCSESA's TK Planning Guide offers an overview an overview on assessment for TK.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

Instructional Strategies for Academic English Proficiency
LAUSD Academic English Mastery Program
March 2010
Key instructional strategies that support learning in Standard English Learners, Dual/English Language Learners, students with disabilities and all students.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

July 2011 TK Monthly Call
Rebecca Chamow, Local Communications Consultant,Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California); and Dr. Carola Matera, Early Learning Consultant
July 2011
Audio recording presenting the Transitional Kindergarten Toolkit as well as information on how to support dual language learners in the TK classroom.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

June 2011 TK Monthly Call
Whitcomb Hayslip, Early Childhood Education Consultant, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation; Ashlee Tran, Communications and Internet Advocacy Associate, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California) , and Lisa Kaufman PhD., Director, Early Learning Services Department, Santa Clara County Office of Education
June 2011
Audio recording reviewing the transitional kindergarten website, followed by a presentation on personalized oral language(s) learning (POLL) strategies.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

LAUSD TK Classroom Daily Schedule 2010-2011
Los Angeles Unified School District
May 2011
An example of a TK classroom daily schedule from Los Angeles Unified School District that includes morning, recess, lunch and afternoon activities.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, 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
NAEYC
March 2013
Strategies for personalizing oral language interactions with young dual language learners and their families.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

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

March 2012 TK Monthly Call
Lisa Peterson, Jefferson Elementary
March 2012
Audio recording of TK Monthly Call including a quick policy and communications update and featuring a presentation on transitional kindergarten implementation with practitioner Lisa Peterson of Jefferson Elementary.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Math Instruction Video 1
Long Beach Unified School District
September 2012
A small group of transitional kindergarten students are adding the number of letters in their names while practicing turn-taking, cooperative learning and problem solving. The teacher's objective is to observe the students and differentiate instruction based on students' needs as they apply skills learned in previous math lessons.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Math Instruction Video 2
Long Beach Unified School District
September 2012
A math lesson in which a small group of transitional kindergarten students are learning to sort and categorize numbers while practicing turn-taking, cooperative learning and problem-solving. The teacher's objective is to assess and support when the group can move with confidence to the next skill level.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

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