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Kindergarten Assessment

The New ESGI Intro Video

ESGI Remote Assessment Video

ESGI in Under 5 Minutes

2020-2021 Kindergarten ELA Expectations

Directions for posting standards grades here (Standards Grades are now under the assessment tab on FOCUS)

Videos for posting standards grades here

2020-21 Kindergarten Read at Home Plan

Kindergarten Standards Explained for Parents

First Grade 

Second Grade

2nd Grade Frameworks Updates Video

Parent Letter


Third Grade 

Click here for portfolio instructions and score sheets.

Click here for a Schoolnet 101 slideshow from the  ECSD IT Dept.

Use your Google account to access.

Click here for parent letters and promotion information. 

Elementary Resources


ELA Department

Teaching grammar & comprehension with sentences

ELA Frameworks & Planning


Close Reading Refresher

Turn & Talk with TDQ's

Teaching Inferential Language in K

Inferential Language in Grade 3

Engaging Students During Distance Learning See our new page Teaching Reading in a Digital Environment for more!

Extending Complex text to Small Group Video

Comprehensive Assessment video

Accountable Talk/Point of View Video

Juicy Sentences Video
Read this paper from the creator of Juicy Sentences. 

Text evidence whole group video

Differentiating Complex Text in small group video
Small group management video
Nonfiction strategy instruction in small group video

Multi-sensory Vocabulary video

Learning Objectives/Informational Text/Ask & Answer questions/writing video

Scaffolding with Think Pair Share video

List Group Label Vocabulary Activity video

Analyzing Viewpoint in small group video 

Teaching Academic Language with Marzano's 6 Steps


PMP Tutorial
SRA Close Out

K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan

ELA Pacing Guide
ELA Pacing Guide enlarged
3rd Grade ELA Pacing Guide

Elementary   ELA Updates Newsletters

Professional Articles

Collected here are some articles well known in reading research or the ELA team feels are worthy of reading.

Great online article from ASCD about UDL