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Kindergarten Assessment

2017-2018 K-2 Standards Checklist Guidelines

Directions for posting standards grades here (Standards Grades are now under the assessment tab on FOCUS)

Videos for posting standards grades here

2018-2019  Kindergarten School to Home Communication

Kindergarten Standards Explained for Parents

First Grade 

Second Grade

Third Grade 

Click here for portfolio instructions and score sheets.


Click here for parent letters and promotion information. 


Use your Google account to access.

Elementary Resources


ELA Frameworks



  1. Regular practice with complex texts and their academic language

  2. Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from texts, both literary and informational

  3. Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction

ELA Planning Resources

2018-19 Recommendations for Literacy Block Instruction

Literacy Block Folder

Content Area Reading Pres. 

K-1 and 2 (1st sem)
Literacy Block  Guidance

Planning Document

3-5 and 2 (2nd sem)
Literacy Block Guidance

Planning for Complex Text Template

Vocabulary Center 

 Research Center

Writing Center 

Read to Self 

Extending Complex text to Small Group Video

Great online article from ASCD about UDL

Accountable Talk/Point of View Video

Juicy Sentences Video
Read this paper from the creator of Juicy Sentences. 

Text evidence whole group video

Differentiating Complex Text in small group video
Small group management video
Nonfiction strategy instruction in small group video

Multi-sensory Vocabulary video

Learning Objectives/Informational Text/Ask & Answer questions/writing video

Reading Model Lesson videos

Fluency How to videos

Scaffolding with Think Pair Share video

List Group Label Vocabulary Activity video

Comprehensive Assessment video


 Unpacking the standards

Unpacking and Repacking Organizer 

Progression of Reading Standards


1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

Comprehension Instructional Sequence (CIS) Lesson Sharing

Click here for access to a Google Drive folder of CIS lessons by grade level. Please make sure you are signed into your account to access. 

3rd grade ELA Intervention hour FSA prep calendars

4th grade ELA Intervention hour FSA prep calendars

5th grade ELA Intervention hour FSA prep calendars

FSA Resources

Vision 2020 Resources

Blabberize --upload a picture and record a message. A fun way to present information. Newspaper clipping generator. Students can write an article and the generator creates a newspaper clipping. This free site has several tools for both teachers and students including Fakebook, graphic organizers, and video game makers.

Kahoot: create a collection of questions for game-like review. 

Padlet: Padlet is an online virtual “bulletin” board, where students and teachers can collaborate, reflect, share links and pictures, in a secure location. Free.

Bib Me:  Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, and Harvard styles. An easy way to generate citations to build a works cited page. Free.

Library of Congress: Classroom materials to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Free.

Plickers: A student response that uses a series of QR codes to create a student response system. When the teacher is ready to collect data, he or she uses the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses. Free.


5th Grade Spelling Bee Winner
Spelling Bee winner stands with Superintendent and Principal
Maverick Marley from Sherwood Elementary stands with Superintendent Thomas and Principal Danley after winning 1st place in the Sandy Sansing 5th Grade Spelling Bee.  
ELA Pacing Guide
ELA Pacing Guide enlarged
3rd Grade ELA Pacing Guide

Elementary   ELA Updates Newsletters

August 2017 

ELA Shifts

Sept 2017 

intervention decision tree

October 2017 

using leveled readers

Nov/Dec 2017 

writing instruction

January 2018

FSA reminders

February 2018

Main Attraction: Central Idea

March 2018

At the Teacher Table

April 2018

What the other students are doing

May 2018

Summer Slide

Back to School 2018-19

September 2018

Tier I Instruction

October 2018

K-5 Intervention Tree

Nov/Dec 2018

Tier II and Tier III

January 2019

Teaching Writing

February 2019

Juicy Sentences

March 2019

DRA 2+

April 2019

Discussion Techniques

May 2019

Summer Edition


Professional Articles

Collected here are some articles well known in reading research or the ELA team feels are worthy of reading.

K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan