2015-2016 Literacy Instructional Expectations
Gr. K-2 Expectations
Gr. 3-5 Expectations
Gr. K-3 Fundations Look-fors
pdf of PPT from 8-11-14 training
PPT Gr. 2-3 Word Study and Writing
Fundations Professional Development Resources
Fundations Pacing Guide (sample)
Prevention Learning Community website
Fundations teacher resources
Link to Grades Four and Five Word Study Resources Page
Units of Study in Reading
Curricular Plans 2011-12
and other units available from your LTL.
Units of Study in Writing
Units of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative Writing
Curricular Plans 2011-12
and other units available from your LTL
Essentials of Reading Instruction / Essentials of Writing Instruction
Maps for RW, WW, Fundations "One Way It Could Go" to download and PRINT
2015-16 Curriculum Maps for RW, WW, Fundations "One Way It Could Go" to view in Google docs
Writing Picture Checklists
Research Tools: Citation of
Link to TCRWP Vimeos
Link to IEP Videos "Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers"
Link to Paper Choices Page
(also available on CD in Units of Study for Teaching Writing kit / Test paper for 2nd edition Fundations)
RESOURCES for Reading, Talk, Word Study, Writing
Link to Lexia-CORE5 Page
Link to Academic Support Services page including intervention information
IES Reading Intervention Practice Guide
Research Tools: Citation of sources
Spelling and Running Record Conversions for Infinite Campus
12-minute video: "Bear
Words Their Way
Scoring and Data Entry"
ELA Programs and Resources Inventories
is a structured, sequential, and cumulative phonics/spelling program using multisensory teaching techniques. As a recognized leader in multisensory language programs, Wilson brings more than a decade of systematic and explicit instruction to the K-3 classroom.
Emphasis on systematic phonics and study of word structure
Skills taught explicitly and systematically
Instruction is cumulative and scaffolds presented skills
Wilson Fundations provides research-based materials and strategies essential to a comprehensive reading and writing program. Fundations teacher resources available at
Prevention Learning Community Website
Screen shots of Prevention Learning Community site map
is based on the premise that readers benefit from direct, explicit teaching of reading strategies and extended time to read and discuss their reading. In addition, readers need access to a wide variety of reading materials of their choice.
During reading workshop, the teacher explicitly models a whole-group strategy lesson and then gives students large blocks of time to read and to practice strategies. Direct reading instruction takes place in the form of a mini-lesson at the beginning of each workshop and is followed by sustained independent reading time, depending on grade level and student readiness. The teacher moves around the room and confers with the students about their reading. The teacher can meet with small, flexible groups to provide additional needs-based instruction. At the end of the workshop the whole groups comes together to share their learning. (Serafini, Frank. "Workshop and Conference Handouts".
. Retrieved March, 26, 2011.)
is a method of writing instruction developed by Lucy Calkins and educators involved in the
Reading and Writing Project
at Columbia University. (Calkins, L (2006).
A Guide to The Writing Workshop, Grades 3-5
. Portsmouth, NH: First Hand). This method of instruction focuses on the goal of fostering lifelong writers. It is based upon four principles; students will write about their own lives, they will use a consistent writing process, they will work in authentic ways and it will foster independence.
In Writing Workshop, the teacher acts as a mentor author, modeling writing techniques and conferring with students as they move through the writing process. Direct writing instruction takes place in the form of a mini-lesson at the beginning of each workshop and is followed by sutained active writing time. Each workshop often ends with a sharing of student work, depending on grade level.
Research Base for Curricular Programs
TEST PREP Unit