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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. 


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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
Text evidence whole group video Differentiating Complex Text 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



   Intervention Decision Tree--ideas for meeting student needs with small group instruction

Click here for the intervention decision tree. 

Diagnostic Assessments

Click here for RTI Resources


Unpacking the standards

Unpacking and Repacking Organizer                                    Progression of Reading Standards
Kindergarten 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. 


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.


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



Professional Articles

Collected here are some articles well known in reading research.


K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan