English Language Learner Toolkit » Section 3: Resources for Teachers

Section 3: Resources for Teachers

 

Resources to provide academic and socio-emotional support for language learners and families.

 

 

*For newcomers, please click Section 2 "Resources for Newcomers."
 
Understanding the Language Language Experience
Titles
 Description of Resources 

 

All Grades

A newcomer toolkit created by the U.S. Department of Education for district, school leaders and teachers to engage newcomers and families

Divided into 5 chapters:

  • Chapter 1 Who are Our Newcomers?
  • Chapter 2 Welcoming Newcomers to a Safe and Thriving School Environment
  • Chapter 3 High Quality Instruction for Newcomer Students
  • Chapter 4 How Do We Support Newcomers Social Emotional Needs?
  • Chapter 5 Establishing Partnerships with Families
 
 
All Grades
A Newcomer Toolkit created by the U.S. Department of Education for district, school leaders, and teachers.
This chapter discusses diverse situations and circumstances among newcomers, the assets they bring, and ways schools can support newcomer students and their families as they adapt to U.S. schools, society, and culture. 
 
 
All Grades
In this 8 page article, the authors describe some of the social and linguistic issues that face newly arrived ELLs, such as culture shock and the silent period. Includes suggestions for helping newcomers access content, establishing connections to parents, and recognizing the learning resources that newcomers bring to their peers and to their teachers are explored.
 
5 Stages of Language Acquisition

 

All Grades

Article that features a diagram and short description of each stage of Language Acquisition

Stages of Culture Shock
 
All Grades
This 3 page article features the stages of Culture Shock in an easy to follow format, including a diagram of the stages of Culture Shock.
 
 Overcoming Culture Shock
 
All Grades
2 page article on how to support students that are dealing with Culture Shock. Explains what culture shock is, the stages of culture shock, symptoms, and how to help students.
 
Benefits of Being Bilingual 
 
All Grades 
2 page article on how students benefit by learning two or more languages on cognitive development, learning, social emotional development, and long term success from Talkingislearning.org
 
Social Emotional Research Background
 
All Grades
2 page article from Talkingislearning.org on what the research says about social emotional development of students and how adults can be a support.
 
 
All Grades
California Board of Education has outlined their vision of English Learners in our State in this 2017 policy. It features:
  • Most current research and findings about English Learners
  • Instructional practices that best meets needs of English Learners
  • Four Principles of EL Roadmap Policy
 
 
 
 
 
Creating an Inclusive Classroom and School Environment 
Titles
 
 Description of Resources
 
BPSD Newcomer Guide 
for Teachers
First Days of School
 
 
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Academic Support
Teacher friendly two page resource that features goals and possible steps for the first days of schools for newcomer students. Also features a note section to write observations of students' strengths, needs, and next steps.  
 

 

All Grades

Parent Resource

Schools can edit/use this tool to train office staff, create a school support plan, or as a quick guide to create a more positive and welcoming environment for new students and families.

 

Basic Communication Mat 2

For School Office
 
All Grades 
Parent Resource
One page communication table that features basic phrases families may need to communicate with the school office. Mat features English, Spanish, Korean, and Tagalog. Can be printed and given to parents or kept in the office.  
 

 

Basic Communication Tool For School 

 

Elementary & Secondary 
Academic Resource/ Newcomer Support
One page for students with key words and phrases they may need to communicate needs in the classroom setting. 
 
All Grades 
Newcomer Support
2 page article that features 13 ways you can make a newcomer in the classroom feel welcome
 
 
All Grades
Newcomer Support
This resource features a welcoming activity where students watch a video about refugees and migrants followed by a series of questions about newcomers to the community. Gives ideas on how to create a welcome book and reflect on the impact it can have on students.
 
The First Days: Engaging Newcomer ELLS in the Classroom 
 
All Grades 
Newcomer Support/  Academic Support
In this 8 page article, the authors describe some of the social and linguistic issues that face newly arrived ELLs, such as culture shock and the silent period. Includes suggestions for helping newcomers access content, establishing connections to parents, and recognizing the learning resources that newcomers bring to their peers and to their teachers are explored
 
Teaching Community Circles
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support
This comprehensive document is a guide to introduce and implement Community Circles in the classroom to create an open and inclusive environment where students feel validated and heard. Divided into chapters including:
Introduction to Classroom Circle
  • Part One: Skills of Circle Keeping
  • Part Two: Varieties of Circle Formats and Circles for Community Building
  • Part Three: Teaching Skills and Setting Things Right (includes Lesson plans)
 
 
 
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Suppo 
This 2 page article from Talkingislearning.org that shows 6 ways adults can foster empathy in students
 
Socio Emotional Research
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Suppo
Three page article from TalkingisTeaching.org with research indicating the importance of adults and primary caretakers in developing life-long socioemotional skills and its impact on academic development.
 
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support/ Newcomer Support/  Academic Support
A Newcomer Toolkit created by the U.S. Department of Education for district, school leaders, and teachers
This chapter discusses why and how schools and contribute to the development of newcomers social emotional well-being. Topics include the relationship between social emotional well-being and student success, culturally appropriate supports for newcomers, ways to develop their social emotional skills, the role of informal social interactions, sage learning environments, adult and student-led supports, and integration of social emotional and academic programs 
 
Creating a Welcoming Environment- Mental Health
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support/  Newcomer Support
Two page article on how to better create welcoming social and physical environments, engage students, and pointers to for school leadership and partnering with families.
 
Building Welcoming Schools: A Guide for K-12 Educators
 
All Grades
 
Socio-emotional Support/ Newcomer Support
This toolkit features interactive classroom activities to welcome newcomer students. Gives specific directions for Elementary, Middle School, and High School students with printable pages and activities title:
  • Welcoming Stories
  • Literature Circles
  • “Where is our Nation From…”
  • Where does your Name Come From
  • Friendship, Music, and Games
  • Dreaming Together
 
 
 
 
All Grades
Newcomer Support/ Socio-emotional Support
3 page Checklist of Adjustment Difficulties in students that address physical, emotional, and cognitive needs. Includes strategies so support Newcomers students as well as support how to reduce risk factors by the School Mental Health Reform Group. 
 
 
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support
This 11 page packet includes practical print friendly tools to get growth mindset going for any community. It includes goal setting pages as well as sentence stems for teachers and students to introduce or strengthen growth mindsets. 
 
 
Growth Mindset Resources
 
 
 
 
 
All Grades 
Socio-emotional Support
(Please look below for detailed descriptions)
 
 
 
Resources for the Classroom and Instruction 
Titles
 
 Description of Resources
 
BPSD Newcomer Guide 
for Teachers
First Days of School
 
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
 
Newcomer Support/ Socio-emotional Support/  Academic Support
Teacher friendly two page resource that features goals and possible steps for the first days of schools for newcomer students. Also features a note section to write observations of students' strengths, needs, and next steps. 
 
 
 
 
Reflection & Goal Setting Sheet- Korean
Coming Soon
 
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Newcomer Support/ Socio-emotional Support/ Academic Support
Goal setting is a research proven strategy that facilitates ownership of learning. (Universal Design for Learning Practices)
 
One page reflection sheet for students to list strengths, needs, and set and monitor goals. 
 
BPSD ELD Essential Practices
Coming Soon!
 
All Grades
Academic Support
One page document on four core practices for classroom teachers to implement ELD in the classroom. 
 
 
 
 
All Grades
 
Academic Support
The ELA/ELD Framework forges a unique and unifying path between two interrelated sets of standards: the California Common Core State Standards for English. Adopted in 2014 by the State of California, it provides a clear understanding of how to provide supports for our language learners. 
 
Chapter 9 provides edcators information on:
  • Who are our CA English Learners?
  • Planning and Supporting the Range of Learners
  • Instructional Practices for Supporting Students who have Difficulty Reading
 

 

2012 CA ELD Standards 

By Grade Level

 

 

 

 

 

All Grades- Academic Support

 
CA 2012 ELD Standards Cards
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
 
 

BPSD ELD Standards Check List

With Notes Section for Planning 

All Grades
Academic Support
Two page ELD standards summary (Printable front back) with  a section for planning.

 

Designated-ELD vs Integrated-ELD

 

Grades TK-2

Grades 3-6

 

Grades TK-8 / Academic Support

Side by side comparison of D-ELD and I-ELD by grade level

 
Elementary & Secondary 
Newcomer Support/  Academic Support
Powerpoint Presentation of videos of D-ELD and I-ELD in various classrooms, featuring different grade levels and subjects. 
 
 
 
Elementary & Secondary
Newcomer Support 
Printable basic communication tool in English with words phrases, and picture for scaffolds- Page one for Elementary, Page two for Secondary
 
 
 
All Grades
Newcomer Support/ Socio-emotional Support
One page coloring sheet that has blanks to write teacher name, Room #, and Buddy’s name. 
 
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Newcomer Support/ Socio-emotional Support
One page coloring sheet that has blanks to write teacher name, Room #, and Buddy’s name. 
 
 
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
 
Newcomer Support
3 page printable word bank in color with many words related to the school/ classroom
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
List of strategies based on Five Principles of Instructional for English Language Learners. Provides a bank strategies that English Learners may benefit from, including Community Building, Teaching, Student Learning, and Interactive Strategies that can serve as a resource for teaching/planning
 
Extending English Learners Classroom Interactions using Response Protocol
 
Elementary & Secondary 
 
Academic Support
Bank of response strategies to extend conversations with newcomer students or English Learners.  
 
12 Ways to Support English Learners
 
All Grades
Academic Support
3 page article by Jenifer Gonzales that gives tips on 12 things you can do to improve instruction for students who are English Learners.
 
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Newcomer Support/ Socio-emotional Support
One page poster that students can write and create to introduce themselves to peers.
 
How to Use Buddies with your Newcomer Students
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Socio-emotional Support
This printable resource gives you tips on things to consider, how to pair buddies, and examples of what Newcomers can do with buddies.
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
 
Newcomer Support/ Socio-emotional Support
Printable student Friendly Guide you can hand to buddies on how to introduce themselves, what to say, and some activities they can do with a friend that is new to the school/country. Also has a Recording Sheet where they can write down concerns r questions for buddies asks
 
Welcoming a Friend- Ideas for a Welcome Folder and Buddy Recording Sheet
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Socio-emotional Support
Printable Ideas on how to create a Newcomer Folder. Includes tips for teachers how to set up the folder and buddies, as well as recording sheets that includes buddy activities on get to know each other, and conversation starters.  
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
Six page resource of Structured Student Talk. Includes: An Introduction, Purpose, Samples and ideas how you can encourage student talk in the classroom setting. From EL Achieve (2008). 
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
Brief article on WHY academic discussions are so important in the classroom for students who are English Learners and HOW to facilitate talk (Teaching Channel) 
 
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Academic Support
Extensive list of strategies to check for understanding and build vocabulary from Expeditionary Learning with details explanation of each strategy. 
 
Historical Talking Tools
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Academic Support
One page sentence stems to scaffold thinking, sharing, and writing. 
Math Talk Sentence Stems
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Academic Support
One page of math sentence stems to scaffold thinking, sharing, and writing mathematical thinking. 
 
Opinion Sentence Starters
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Academic Support
Printable student friendly opinion writing graphic organizer with text structure and key words. Can be used as a scaffold for struggling writers or students who need extra scaffolds. Student hand out.
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Printable one pager that can be cut in half. Features simple sentence starters that scaffold students to talk and share their thinking. 
 
Accountable Talk Sentence Starters 2
Elementary & Secondary 
Academic Support
Two Page Accountable sentence starters, one in color, to build strong partnerships. Can be used as a reference to create anchor charts, class posters, or passed out as handouts to students.
Graphic Organizer of Sentence Starters
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Academic Support
Printable student friendly table of sentence starters that can be a scaffold for writing. Sentence starters to writing an Introduction, To share an Opinion, Add information, Compare and Contrast, and Show Time.
 
Thinking and Talking Stems
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Academic Support
 Printable 2 pager of Thinking stems from Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor that can help students to think and talk about text in all content areas.

 

Elementary & Secondary 
Academic Support
List of sentences tems to facilitate active listening, speaking, and participation in the classroom. (Kinsella/Feldman, 1/06)
8 Strategies for Scaffolding Instruction
 
All Grades
Academic Support
 One page graphic that features ideas on how you can scaffold instruction to meet the needs of your students
 
Vocabulary Bank- Blank Template
 
All Grades
Academic Support
 Printable blank vocabulary template you can use for students to build individual vocabulary charts in all content areas
 
Vocabulary with Picture Activity
 
All Grades
Academic Support
 Vocabulary activity that involves drawing with master templates for you to copy and use with students. Can be used for all content areas.
 
Vocabulary Activities
All Grades
Academic Support
 Bank of Vocabulary activities that includes master templates for you to copy and use with students. Can be used for all content areas.
 
Claim-Evidence-Reasoning Sentence Starters
 
Secondary
Academic Support
Printable one page student hand out that defines claim, evidence, reasoning with sentence starters that can be used across content areas.
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Academic Support
Two page student friendly printable resources that explains C-E-R and how to apply these skills.
 

Argumentative Writing Sentence Frames

 

Upper Elementary & Secondary / Academic Support

Argumentative Writing Sentence Frames that can be used as a scaffold in writing/speaking/listening contexts.

Basic English Phrases and Word Bank with Picture Support
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Newcomer Support/
PDF bank of Basic English phrases for students who are newcomers with picture support. Includes:
  • Greetings
  • Asking for permission
  • Needs
  • Other useful phrases
  • School/classroom vocabulary
 
 
 
 
Primary & Other Grades if applicable 
Academic Support
Document with links to different handwriting practice documents for print
 
 
 
Primary & Other Grades if applicable 
Academic Support
Printable alphabet practice sheets by letter with dot trace on lines as well as identifying letter practice.
 
ABC Handwriting Practice
 
 
Primary & Other Grades if applicable 
Academic Support
Printable alphabet practice sheets by letter without lines (can be used for tactile practice)
 
 
 
Primary & Other Grades if applicable 
Academic Support
Print friendly Sight Words cards with mode sentences on each card 
 
Fry & Dolch Sight Word List
 
Primary & Other Grades if applicable 
Academic Support
Printable comprehensive list of all Fry and Dolch sight words for practice. Explains the different between Dolch and Fry Sight Words.
 
 
 
Primary & Other Grades if applicable   
Academic Support
Printable comprehensive list of first 1,000 high frequency words for practice
 
Kindergarten Readiness Packet
 
Primary & Other Grades if applicable 
Academic Support
Print friendly comprehensive packet of primary skills including alphabet skills/practice, and letter recognition, color, numbers and more!
 
 
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
 
Academic Support
1 page checklist/wordbank of sentence frames and vocabulary for different  types of thinking and purpose (i.e. sequence, connectors, point of view..etc)
 
 
Color Feelings Chart
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Socio-emotional Support
Printable Color Feelings Chart with faces and labeled feelings. Can be used to learn feelings vocabulary to build students' socio-emotional skills as well as vocabulary for reading/writing.
 
English/Spanish
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Newcomer Support/  Socio-emotional Support
Printable Color Feelings Chart, Feelings Wheel in English/Spanish , and feelings thermometer with a reminder to breathe. This can be used to identify feelings, and to help self-regulation and problem solve.  
 
Feelings Vocabulary Chart with Faces
 
Secondary
Socio-emotional Support
Printable Color Feelings Chart with faces and labeled feelings. Can be used to learn feelings vocabulary to build students' socio-emotional skills as well as vocabulary for reading/writing.
 
 
 
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Socio-emotional Support
One page comprehensive list of feelings words with synonyms for most common feeling words.
 
for English Learners
All Grades
Newcomer Support/  Socio-emotional Support
One page color graphic on the ways teachers can provide emotional scaffolds by reducing content related stress and community related stress.
 
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support
This 11 page packet includes practical print friendly tools to get growth mindset going for any community. It includes goal setting pages as well as sentence stems for teachers and students to introduce or strengthen growth mindsets.  
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support
Three page resource on how the brain works in connection to Growth Mindset.  
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support
1 page color growth vs fixed mindset sentence stems in student friendly language. 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support
 Week by week guide on how to teach Growth Mindset to students
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support
One page colored alphabet chart of Growth mindset words and phrases with pictures
 
 
All Grades
Socio-emotional Support
One page colored print out of Growth Mindset statements. Features a table that is titled "Instead of This" "Say This" in student friendly language.
 
Essential Spanish Phrase Book for Teachers
 
All Grades
Newcomer Support
Comprehensive Guide of simple phrases in English/Spanish teachers can use in the classroom. Divided into chapters below:
  • Part I: In the Classroom- First Day, Providing Basic Classroom Instructions, Fine Tuning Classroom Management
  • Part II: Inside the School- Understanding school and schedule, Getting Academic- Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science, Handling Illnesses and First Aid
  • Part III: Inside Family Communication- Talking with Families, Supporting Family Conferences
 
 
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary 
Academic Support
 One page printout of Think Pair Share Scaffold. Has spaces for students to write "What I Thought", "What My Partner Thought" "What We Will Share" with sentence stems.
 
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary 
Academic Support
 One page printout of Think Pair Share Scaffold. Has spaces for students to write "What I Thought", "What My Partner Thought" "What We Will Share" with sentence stems.
 
 
 
 
All Grades
 
Academic Support
List of sensory words that can be used as a scaffold for writing or learning adjectives. 
 
 
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
 One page list of transition words showing time, place, importance, cause/effect, comparison, contract, examples and more.
 
 
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
 One page list of words and phrases from Reading Rockets. (color)
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
Print friendly complete 100s chart in color 
 
Number Talks
 
 
Primary
Academic Support
Can be used as a warm up or math talks to provide variuos opportunities for student talk and participation. Provides brief introduction to how to facilitate and use dot card math. Provides dot cards and ten frame template. 
 
 
Introduction
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
Overview of number talk and how it can be used during math instruction. Includes step by step instructions as well as examples, skills, and teacher prompts. 
 
 
 
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Academic Support
From Doing and Talking Math and Science.
Print friendly student and teacher discourse moves with sentence frames.
 
 
 
 
Upper Elementary & Secondary
Academic Support
3 page resources that features:
  • Mathematical Explanation Cheat Sheet
  • Explanation Cheat Sheet
  • Mathematical Argument Cheat Sheet
 
 
 Metacognition Posters
Metacognitive Markers
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
Metacogntive Markers(symbols) with sentence stems
I'm thinking...I'm wondering...I'm noticing...I'm feeling...I'm learning... and more
 
Metacognitive Markers (symbols) with sentence stems by Comprension strateies- Schema, Questioning, Visualizing, Forming Opinions, Determining Importance
 
Metacognitive Markers (symbols) with simple sentence stems geared toward primary grades
 
 
For Small Groups or Conferencing
 
 
Elementary & Secondary 
Academic Support
List of questions to ask for counting concepts, changing numbers, or addition and subtraction concepts according to cognitively guided instruction (CGI) method.
 
 
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.
 
All resources brought to you by the CA MTSS framework & CAST (OCDE).
 
 
 
 ELPAC Resources for Students
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
Coming Soon! 
 
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
 
ELPAC Resources for Teachers
 
 
All Grades
Academic Support
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Resources Teachers can Share with Families
Titles
 
 Description of Resources
 
English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) Information 
 
Parent Resource
 2 page hand out for parents that gives tips on how to continue language development at home and in the community as well as the benefits of being bilingual

 

WEB RESOURCE

Talkingislearning.org Flyer for Parents 

 
Parent Resource
 Flyer for Talkingislearning.org a comprehensive and fun interactive website that features a wealth of resources, articles, videos, and printable for parents/teachers around the topics of Early Literacy, Early Math, and Social and Emotional Development.

 

Dual Language Learners 5 Tips for Parents- English

 

Dual Language Learners 5 Tips for Parents- Spanish

 
Parent Resource
Printable two page article with 5 tips on for parents of dual language learners from Too Small to Fail.
 

 

Capitalizing on Similarities between Spanish and English- English

Capitalizing on Similarities between Spanish and English- Spanish

 

Parent Resource
9 pages article on ColorinColorado.org on Phonemic and Phonological differences between Spanish and English. Also features strategies for Spanish-speaking ELLs. Notes pronunciation and sounds.  

 

WEB RESOURCE

 
Parent Resource
Flyer for Colorin Colorado a fun, engaging, comprehensive bilingual website for families and educators of English Learners. Features ELL Basics, School Support, Separate page for families, Videos, and Resource Library for parents/teachers.
 

 

WEB RESOURCE

 
Parent Resource 
Flyer for Colorin Colorado a fun, engaging, comprehensive bilingual website for families and educators of English Learners. Features ELL Basics, School Support, Separate page for families, Videos, and Resource Library for parents/teachers.

 

Reading Tip Handout for Parents From Colorin Colorado Website

How to Read with Your Child Handout
 

 

Parent Resource

 
 
Social Emotional Research Background 
 
Spanish- Coming Soon
 
Three page article from TalkingisTeaching.org with research indicating the importance of adults and primary caretakers in developing life-long socioemotional skills and its impact on academic development. 

 

ELPAC Resources for Parents

 

 

Parent Resource

 

English Learner Test (ELPAC) Related Resources for Parents

Practice ELPAC Released Questions on ELPAC.org

 

FLYER for Parents about accessing Practice Tests on ELPAC.org

 

ELPAC Assessment Fact Sheet for Parents (Printer Friendly)

Fact Sheet English

Fact Sheet Spanish

 

A Parent Guide to Understand the ELPAC (Printer Friendly)

Parent Guide English

Parent Guide Spanish

 
How to Read the ELPAC Summative Scores
 
Basic English Phrases
 
Parent Resource
List of basic school related phrases and words parents can use to communicated in school and social settings
 
Basic Communication Guide
 
Parent Resource
List of basic school related phrases and words parents can use to communicated in school and social settings if needed
 

 

Basic Communication Mat 1 

 
 

Parent Resource

Schools can edit/use this tool to train office staff, create a school support plan, or as a quick guide to create a more positive and welcoming environment for new students and families.

 

 

Basic Communication Mat 2

 
 
Parent Resource
One page communication table that features basic phrases families may need to communicate with the school office. Mat features English, Spanish, Korean, and Tagalog. Can be printed and given to parents or kept in the office.  
 
Starters Word List Picture Book
 
Parent Resource
Picture book of words from Cambridge English part of the University of Cambridge Online Resource Teachers can share with families which includes colorful pictures and labels for a variety of words in different contexts
 

Helping Your Child Succeed: Helpful PreK-12 School Tips

English/Spanish
 
Parent Resource
5 page hand out for parents which provides some basic information about the U.S. School system such as the School Registration process, Tips from Preschool to Highschool by subject, social development, and graduation requirements
 

 

Tips for Parents of Struggling Adolescent Writers Middle and High School

 
 
Parent Resource 
2 page parent handout for parents who have struggling teen readers including day to day tips and pre and post writing activities parents can do at home with students. Also includes tips on what do to after completing assignments
 

 

Parent Tips: How to Get your Teen Reading Upper Elementary to Middle School

 
Parent Resource
2 page parent handout for parents who have struggling teen readers
 
 
Spanish
 
English
 
Parent Resource
Three page resource on how the brain works in connection to Growth Mindset. 
 
 
Additional Resources for Reader's and Writer's Workshop
Titles
 
Description of Resources
 
 
 
Academic Support
One page workshop mini lesson planning sheet language goal in mind (I-ELD). Features note section to plan for within the CTAL structure.
 
 
Free Leveled Texts from Readworks.org
 
 
Academic Support
Free web resource- Get access to leveled text using this website
 
Reader's and Writer's Workshop Support: Teachers College Resources for English Learners
 
 
Academic Support
Support for English Learners for Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop teachers to supplement the Lucy Units of Study, Writing K-8, Reading K-5.
 
Please click below for PDF copies by grade level.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academic Support
Running Records can be used to monitor progress of students in reading. This packet features directions on how to administer running records and provides a master copy of form to use.
 
 
Strategy/Small Group Planning 
 
 
 
 
Academic Support
Planning sheets can be used to track small groups and monitor learning. 
 
 
 
Academic Support
One page overview of the structure of a Reader's Workshop or Writer's Workshop Conference
 
 
 
 
Academic Support
One page template for tracking conferring during workshop, teachers can note compliment and Teaching Point for 1-1 conferences.
 
 
 
Academic Support
One page template for grouping of & planning for students to do small group instruction (i.e. strategy groups). 
 
 
 
 
Academic Support
One page overview on Reading workshop structure, possible challenges for ELLs, and suggested differentiation strategies to support our students. 
 
Blogpost that shows how workshop serves our Language Learners. 
 
 
 
Academic Support
6 week unit planning template for Reader's or Writer's Workshop  including language goals.
 
 
Additional Resources for Junior High Teachers
Titles
Description of Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reflection & Goal Setting Sheet- Korean
Coming Soon
 
 
Socio-emotional Support/  Academic Support
Goal setting is a research proven strategy that facilitates ownership of learning. (Universal Design for Learning Practices)
 
These one page form can be used with students to set goals by unit or trimester.
 
 
 
 
Academic Support
One page sheet where students can record key learnings by class. 
 
Students can use this sheet to monitor key learnings. Can be taken to after school programs or tutoring sessions.
 
 
BPJH - featured in Oct 8 PD
 
 
Academic Support
One page printout of Think Pair Share Scaffold. Has spaces for students to write "What I Thought", "What My Partner Thought" "What We Will Share" with sentence stems. 
 
 
BPJH- featured in Oct 8 PD
 
 
Academic Support
One page printout of Think Pair Share Scaffold. Has spaces for students to write "What I Thought", "What My Partner Thought" "What We Will Share." 
 
 
BPJH- featured in Oct 8 PD
 
 
Academic Support
List of sentences tems to facilitate active listening, speaking, and participation in the classroom. (Kinsella/Feldman, 1/06)
 
 
 
Academic Support
Extensive list of strategies to check for understanding and build vocabulary from Expeditionary Learning with details explanation of each strategy.
 
ELPAC Orientation for Students
Coming Soon!
 
 
Academic Support
 Coming Soon! 
Technology Resources
Credits: Original list compiled by Orange County Department Education (OCDE) with additions
 
Resource
 
Description
 
  Padlet is an application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic. Easily create an account and build a new board. You can add images, links, videos, and more.
Unlike slides, which literally box you in, Prezi gives you a limitless zoomable canvas and the ability to show relationships between the big picture and fine details. The added depth and context makes your message more likely to resonate, motivate, and get remembered, whether it’s your bread-and-butter sales pitch, a classroom lecture, or a TED Talk to the world’s foremost thinkers.
Voki is a FREE service that lets you create customized avatars, add voice to your Voki avatars, post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile, take advantage of Voki's learning resources.
 
Glogster lets you create online multimedia posters. Combine all kinds of media on one page and create fantastic posters that really tell the story.
 
Tellagami is a fun, new way to share animated messages. Customize your character. Change its mood or outfit. Record your voice or add dialogue. Then share your Gami.
 
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to your own desktop to use as you wish.
 
Presentations That Inspire. Meet Haiku Deck, a completely new kind of presentation software. We make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun.
 
Keeping your students engaged is hard. PowToon generates excitement and motivation in any classroom - no matter the age of the student.Create animated videos and presentations.
 
Explore a resource you can use to post videos as resources. If you want your students to view a video, you can use the video annotation service to focus and assist your learners in the process of understanding the video. Hapyak allows you to add annotations, divide the video into chapters, add links to supporting information and create in video assessments. HapYak allows for the creation of five interactive videos per month for free. Also note that you can use the transcription services of YouTube for videos under ten minutes to provide a text version of your videos.
 
Draw/create mind maps that are saved into your Google Drive to share with students with MindMup. Mind map in the cloud. Zero-friction, free online mind mapping. Opensource mindmapping software. The most productive online mind map canvas on the Web.
 
ThingLink is an interactive media platform used to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos. Use ThingLink to create interactive news photography, maps, posters, family albums, infographics, and shoppable product catalogs in minutes! You can keep track of how people interact with your content as it spreads across the web.
 
Animoto is a video creation service (online and mobile) that makes it easy and fun for anyone to create and share extraordinary videos using their own pictures, video clips, words and music.
 
Create beautiful electronic newsletters. Take your newsletter to the next level. Easily share your news on Facebook, Twitter, and more. Smore's built-in tools make spreading your message fast and effective
 
Flipsnack is an application that helps make a presentation into a flip book. FlipSnack is everything you need to easily publish captivating online magazines, transforming your pdfs into online flipbooks.It works and looks great across all digital platforms, engaging your customers with interactive experiences and making it easy to sell directly from the pages of your digital publication.