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Math Instruction Video 3
Long Beach Unified School District
September 2012
In the following math lesson, all children in the transitional kindergarten class are participating to provide information for one graphing chart. The lesson closes with a transition activity to recess, incorporating math into jumping rope.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Math Perspectives Teacher Development Center
Math Perspectives
July 2012
Teachers can use these links and downloadable files as resources in their classrooms. Several free activities and homework lessons.
Topics: Family Engagement, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

October 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Whit Hayslip, Early Childhood Education Consultant and Kris Damon, TK Coach, Long Beach Unified School District
October 2012
Webinar (Powerpoint + Audio Recording) on differentiated instruction in the TK classroom, based on the two fundamental ideas that children are more alike than different and that all children have unique and individual needs.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

October 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Whit Hayslip, Early Childhood Education Consultant and Kris Damon, TK Coach, Long Beach Unified School District
October 2012
Powerpoint presentation on differentiated instruction in the TK classroom, based on the two fundamental ideas that children are more alike than different and that all children have unique and individual needs.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Oral Language Development for Beginners
Colorin Colorado
July 2012
This article reviews how teachers can use a strategy called "Total Physical Response" to help students in these early stages of language development.
Topics: English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

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

Planning for the First Week of School in TK
Fresno County Office of Education
August 2011
Teacher training for planning for the first week of school in a TK classroom.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Presentations, 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

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

Questions to Guide Differentiated Instruction Planning or Reflection
Karen Hayashi
October 2013
Questions to help teachers plan and/or reflect on Differentiated Instruction
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

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

Second Step: Social Emotional Skills for Early Learning
Committee for Children
July 2012
Site features the "Second Step" program. Each grade level features developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as: empathy, emotion management, and problem solving. Training and classroom kits available for purchase.
Topics: Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, 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

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 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

Tools of the Mind : Focus on Self Regulation
Metropolitan State College of Denver
July 2012
Tools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood program that builds strong foundations for school success in preschool and kindergarten children by promoting their intentional and self-regulated learning.
Topics: Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

Tulare County Transitional Kindergarten Toolkit
Tulare County Office of Education
January 2013
The Transitional Kindergarten toolkit includes many helpful resources for schools, administrators, teachers and parents to use in the preparation and facilitation of Transitional Kindergarten.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

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