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Elementary/EL Coach's Corner

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Teacher resources applicable to all grade levels can be found by clicking on the "Teacher Resources" picture. Grade specific resources and information can be found by clicking on the picture for that grade level. Additional information and resources will continue to be added.
teacher resources
TK Kindergarten 1st grade
2nd grade 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade
 
teacher resources
 
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WondersWonders Resources:
 
 
Combination Classrooms:
See attached COMBO Folder for implementing Wonders in a Combination Classroom at the K-1, 1-2,2-3, 3-4, or 4-5 levels.
 
* i-Ready - Getting Good Data - links to powerpoints and videos to show your students on the importance of taking the diagnostics seriously
* Connections Playlist: Access to relevant resources through the Digital Library (Caaspp) to help address needs of students based on IAB performance.
* Fluency Resources from Achieve the Core at different grade spans
 
WRITING
* Writing Workshop with Momentum in Teaching - PowerPoint Day 1
* Writing Workshop with Momentum in Teaching - Day 1 Resources
*K-8 Pre/Post On Demand Writing Assessment Prompt (Narrative, Informational, and Opinion)
* Types of Writing - All 3 types on one page - structure map - pick any topic and have students plan a piece about that topic in all 3 genres of writing - Types of Writing map
* List of Mentor Texts to support a variety of "Writers' Crafts" in Writers Workshop
* Possible Teaching Points - a starting point
Opinion
Narrative
Informational
 
 
Math
CGI
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* Connections Playlist: Access to relevant resources through the Digital Library (Caaspp) to help address needs of students based on IAB performance.
 
science
* Phenomena for NGSS - 
* Exploratorium - Science Snacks - Tons of little lessons/activities around a variety of subject areas - check them out!
 
 
social studies
 
 
English Learners
General Resources:
* Parent Guide to Understanding the ELPAC - link to folder with several language versions available
 
ELPAC - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California
Initial ELPAC
    *Completing the Initial ELPAC Process - Quick Reference Guide
    * Listening Domain - Information Sheet
    * Speaking Domain - Information Sheet
    * Reading Domain - Information Sheet
    * Writing Domain - Information Sheet
Summative ELPAC
    * Transitioning from paper to computer-based Summative
    * Listening Domain - Information Sheet
    * Speaking Domain - Information Sheet
    * Reading Domain - Information Sheet
    * Writing Domain - Information Sheet
Suggested Examiner to Student Ratio by Grade Span
    * K-1:  one on one
    * Grade 2: 1-10 students per Test-Examiner
    * Grade 3-12: 1-15 students per Test-Examiner
 
Reclassification Information - from the CDE
 
* The Shifts and ELLs - Implementing the Common Core with English Language Learners
 
ELPAC Resources:
Starting Smarter - for parents and families to learn more about domains tested and see sample score reports for the ELPAC and/or the CAASPP
 
Stanford School of Ed - Supporting ELs in Mathematics
 
 
rti
* 2019 - Reading A-Z Correlation Chart - includes Lexile, ATOS (AR), and Fountas and Pinnell correlations among others.
 
other
 
CAASPP - Setting up a test session in TOMs (review if you need it)
 
Smart Content Explorer - a user-friendly web tool that helps bridge the gap between the language of test developers and the language used by teachers in the classroom every day. It combines the information provided in the Smarter Balanced Content and Item Specifications—key resources used in test and item development—into an easy-to-use search interface. Users can access customized content generated by a quick search—by subject, grade, and target or standard—which includes the following:

·          Sample test items

·          Standard and target alignment

·          Depth of knowledge levels

·          Evidence statements

·          Guidance for selecting appropriate stimuli

·          Task models

 
Accessing Target Reports through CAASPP - a video instructional guide
 
Guide to 2019-20 Interim Assessments Overview - info on the IABs and the FIABs
 
TK
 
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* Read Aloud Project for K-2 - 126 Lessons for read aloud books
* Kinder Narrative Teaching Points from Momentum in Teaching 
* PowerPoint slide notes from Momentum In Teaching Writers Workshop Training Day 1 - TK/Kinder
* 5 Sample Writing Workshop Units for TK and K (has some great ideas and teaching points to get you started).
 
Math
* The Maze Hundreds Chart - interactive PowerPoint for work on Number Sense
 
 
science
 
social studies
 
 
other
 
Kindergarten
 
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WondersLink to Kindergarten Wonders Folder - Please open folder for documents, forms, and suggestions to help with the implementation of Wonders.
* The Teachers Guide - Week by Week overview, vocabulary, spelling, and activity sheets.
 
WRITING
* Kinder Narrative Teaching Points from Momentum in Teaching 
* PowerPoint slide notes from Momentum In Teaching Writers Workshop Training Day 1 - TK/Kinder
* 5 Sample Writing Workshop Units for TK and K (has some great ideas and teaching points to get you started).
* Wonders Unit 8 - SS tie Writing Prompt - Favorite American Symbol
   - Overview
* Read Aloud Project for K-2 - 126 Lessons for read aloud books
 
Math
CGI
Examples of CGI Routines (10-15 minute activities/lessons to do daily). Includes links to resources within the slides as well.
* The Maze Hundreds Chart - interactive PowerPoint for work on Number Sense
 
 
science
NGSS
Better Lessons - Physical Sciences
Better Lessons - Life Sciences
Better Lessons - Earth and Space Sciences
LACOE - NGSS Performance Task Assessment Bank
 
 
social studies
 
 
other
 
1st grade
 
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WondersLink to 1st Grade Wonders Folder - Please open folder for documents, forms, and suggestions to help with the implementation of Wonders.
* The Teachers Guide - Week by Week overview, vocabulary, spelling, and activity sheets.
* Phonics Activity Packets and other activities that go with each week in Wonders
* Read Aloud Project for K-2 - 126 Lessons for read aloud books
 
WRITING
* SS Writing Prompt - Connecting Wonders (Unit 3, Week 4) and SS
* Sample Writers Workshop Mini Lessons covering 6 units
 
Math
CGI
Examples of CGI Routines (10-15 minute activities/lessons to do daily). Includes links to resources within the slides as well.
* The Maze Hundreds Chart - interactive PowerPoint for work on Number Sense
LACOE - Math Performance Task Assessment Bank
 
science
NGSS Unit with teacher's guide and printables: How Does Light Help Me See?
Better Lessons - Physical Sciences
Better Lessons - Life Sciences
Better Lessons - Earth and Space Sciences
 
LACOE - NGSS Performance Task Assessment Bank
 
 
social studies
 
 
other
 
2nd grade
 
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WondersLink to 2nd Grade Wonders Folder - Please open folder for documents, forms, and suggestions to help with the implementation of Wonders.
* The Teachers Guide - Week by Week overview, vocabulary, spelling, and activity sheets.
* Read Aloud Project for K-2 - 126 Lessons for read aloud books
 
WRITING
 
Math
CGI
Examples of CGI Routines (10-15 minute activities/lessons to do daily). Includes links to resources within the slides as well.
* The Maze Hundreds Chart - interactive PowerPoint for work on Number Sense
LACOE - Math Performance Task Assessment Bank
 
science
NGSS Unit with teacher's guide and printables: Why Is Our Corn Changing?
Better Lessons - Physical Sciences
Better Lessons - Life Sciences
Better Lessons - Earth and Space Sciences
 
LACOE - NGSS Performance Task Assessment Bank
 
 
social studies
 
 
other
 
3rd grade
 
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WondersLink to 3rd Grade Wonders Folder - Please open folder for documents, forms, and suggestions to help with the implementation of Wonders.
* The Teachers Guide - Week by Week overview, vocabulary, spelling, and activity sheets.
 
WRITING
Achieve the Core: Gr3-5 Literary Assessments - Writing to multiple sources - constructed response
* Understanding Proficiency - Learn from student work on Performance Tasks - ELA
 
Math
CGI
Examples of CGI Routines (10-15 minute activities/lessons to do daily). Includes links to resources within the slides as well.
 
Understanding Proficiency - Learn from student work on Performance Tasks - Math
LACOE - Math Performance Task Assessment Bank
Achieve the Core: Math Tasks - most involving fractions
 
science
NGSS
Better Lessons - Physical Sciences
Better Lessons - Life Sciences
Better Lessons - Earth and Space Sciences
Solar System! - Unit with 9 lessons and 17 activities
LACOE - NGSS Performance Task Assessment Bank
 
 
social studies
 
 
other
 
4th grade
 
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WondersLink to 4th Grade Wonders Folder - Please open folder for documents, forms, and suggestions to help with the implementation of Wonders.
* The Teachers Guide - Week by Week overview, vocabulary, spelling, and activity sheets.
 
WRITING
Achieve the Core: Gr3-5 Literary Assessments - Writing to multiple sources - constructed response
* Understanding Proficiency - Learn from student work on Performance Tasks - ELA
* Writers Workshop - Momentum In Teaching - Printables for Teaching Points and 4 point story map for TBTH (The Big Thing That Happened).
*K-8 Pre/Post On Demand Writing Assessment Prompt (Narrative, Informational, and Opinion)
 
Math
CGI
Examples of CGI Routines (10-15 minute activities/lessons to do daily). Includes links to resources within the slides as well.
 
Understanding Proficiency - Learn from student work on Performance Tasks - Math
LACOE - Math Performance Task Assessment Bank
 
 
science
NGSS
Better Lessons - Physical Sciences
Better Lessons - Life Sciences
Better Lessons - Earth and Space Sciences
Put a Spark in It! - 17 day electricity unit with pre/post assessment
Energy - 9 lessons with 29 activities to introduce students to several types of energy (electrical, light, sound, thermal, in addition to hydro, wind and solar power)
LACOE - NGSS Performance Task Assessment Bank
 
 
social studies
 
 
other
 
5th grade
 
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WondersLink to 5th Grade Wonders Folder - Please open folder for documents, forms, and suggestions to help with the implementation of Wonders.
* The Teachers Guide - Week by Week overview, vocabulary, spelling, and activity sheets.
* Unit 1, Week 4 - Inventions - link to 10 Great Inventions Dreamt Up By Children
 
WRITING
Achieve the Core: Gr3-5 Literary Assessments - Writing to multiple sources - constructed response
* Understanding Proficiency - Learn from student work on Performance Tasks - ELA
ELA Performance Task: Land and Space Pollution (might go nicely with Human Impact in Science)  - Grade_5_Informational_Performance_Task_Student_Assessment_Fall_2013
* Writers Workshop - Momentum In Teaching - Printables for Teaching Points and 4 point story map for TBTH (The Big Thing That Happened).
*K-8 Pre/Post On Demand Writing Assessment Prompt (Narrative, Informational, and Opinion)
 
Math
CGI
Examples of CGI Routines (10-15 minute activities/lessons to do daily). Includes links to resources within the slides as well.
 
Understanding Proficiency - Learn from student work on Performance Tasks - Math
 
LACOE - Math Performance Task Assessment Bank 
Achieve the Core: Math Tasks - 3 tasks; topics: fractions and volume
 
 
science
*5th grade DCIs One pager - 5th grade Disciplinary Core Ideas
*NGSS Unit with teacher's guide and printables including Student Science Journal: From Sun to Food
*Better Lessons - Physical Sciences
*Better Lessons - Life Sciences
*Better Lessons - Earth and Space Sciences
*Air Pollution - Unit with 10 lessons and 32 activities to choose from
*Dams - Unit with 8 lessons and 9 activities
*LACOE - NGSS Performance Task Assessment Bank
*NGSS PD Presentation links:
        Spring 2019 - MOD 1 NGSS 5th Grade
        September 2019 - 5th Grade_ Reducing Human Footprint
*ELA Performance Task: Land and Space Pollution (might go nicely with Human Impact in Science) - Grade_5_Informational_Performance_Task_Student_Assessment_Fall_2013
 
social studies
SS/Science Connection (NGSS) Spring 2019 Meeting - 
 
other