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Kindergarten Assessment

2019-2020 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

2019-20 Kindergarten Read at Home Plan

Kindergarten Standards Explained for Parents

First Grade 

Second Grade

Third Grade 

Click here for portfolio instructions and score sheets.

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Click here for parent letters and promotion information. 



1.  Regular practice with complex texts and their academic language

2. Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from texts, both literary and informational

3. Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction

ELA Frameworks & Planning


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

Reading Model Lesson videos

Fluency How to videos

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

 Unpacking the standards

Unpacking and Repacking Organizer 

Progression of Reading Standards


1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade


Elementary Resources

ELA Pacing Guide
ELA Pacing Guide enlarged
3rd Grade ELA Pacing Guide
5th Grade Spelling Bee Winner
Spelling Bee winner stands with Superintendent and Principal
Maverick Marley from Sherwood Elementary stands with Superintendent Thomas and Principal Danley after winning 1st place in the Sandy Sansing 5th Grade Spelling Bee.  

Elementary   ELA Updates Newsletters

Back to School 2018-19

September 2018

Tier I Instruction

October 2018

K-5 Intervention Tree

Nov/Dec 2018

Tier II and Tier III

January 2019

Teaching Writing

February 2019

Juicy Sentences

March 2019

DRA 2+

April 2019

Discussion Techniques

May 2019

Summer Edition

August Back to School 2019

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


K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan