B. Instructional Expectations and Curricula

2015-2016 Literacy Instructional Expectations
Gr. K-2 Expectations Gr. 3-5 Expectations Gr. K-3 Fundations Look-fors


Fundations K-3
Video samples 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

Fixed 2015-16 Curriculum 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 sources
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)

Phonological Processing
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

Resources            Research Tools: Citation of sources

Spelling and Running Record Conversions for Infinite Campus
12-minute video: "Bear Words Their Way Assessment
Scoring and Data Entry"

ELA Programs and Resources Inventories
Descriptions and Research

Wilson Fundations 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.

Program Highlights:

  • 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 .

Reading Workshop 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". http://www.frankserafini.com . Retrieved March, 26, 2011.)

Writing Workshop 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 sustained active writing time. Each workshop often ends with a sharing of student work, depending on grade level.

Research Base for Curricular Programs


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