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Third Grade Portfolio

Click here for instructions and score sheets.

Use your ecsd.me Google account to access.

Elementary Resources


K-2 Expectations:


2017-2018 K-2 Standards Checklist Guidelines


Directions for posting standards grades here

Standards Grades are now under the assessment tab on FOCUS.


Videos for posting standards grades here

Standards Grades are now under the assessment tab on FOCUS.


See K-2 Unpacking the Standards documents for learning scales to help assess standards mastery


2017-2018 Kindergarten School to Home Communication


Kindergarten Standards Explained for Parents

1st grade Standards Explained for Parents

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Grading Percentage Guidelines

Fluency Rubrics


Diagnostic Resources


Intervention Decision Trees


Handwriting Resources


Fluency How To Videos


SRA Letter Pronunciation video


Brain Boost Activities


Reading Model Lesson Series PD Videos


Standards-based planning resources

from the Elementary ELA Standards-based

Planning Google Classroom

Summer School Teacher Resources

Links require that you sign in to your escd.me Google Account.  (Username= Novell username@escd.me. Use your Novell password.)

Some links require that you sign in to your ecsd.me Google Account.  (Username= Novell username@ecsd.me. Use your Novell password.)


ELA Standards-based Frameworks

Standards-Based Frameworks

New! ELA Frameworks include Studies Weekly units.

These links take you to the Standards based Frameworks.  Thinking Map references are for schools in Year 2 of Implementation.

Revised elementary curriculum frameworks links. Please make sure you are signed in to your ecsd.me account to access.



1st gr


2nd gr


3rd gr

Units 4,5,6


4th gr

Unit 5


5th gr

Units 5&6



  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

TOPS School Lesson Planning Document

Planning for Complex Text Template

Point of View Lesson Grades 3-5 including accountable talk.

Worth a watch!

The Great Migration: Analyzing Point of View 

on the Teaching Channel

Assign Wonders Online Content

Video Overview Here

You can also find this and other tutorials in ConnectEd by searching Manage and Assign.

Achieve the Core

Materials Adaptations Project for Wonders

NEW! Suggestions for teaching with the best parts of Wonders for college and career readiness.

Academy of American Poets

Teach a poem every week!

Teacher Materials from poetry.org


2017-18 Recommendations for Literacy Block Instruction

                              K-2             3-5 (and 2nd grade 2nd semester)

Planning Document

Great online article from ASCD about UDL

Extending Complex Text to Small Group Workshop

Vocabulary Center 

 Research Center Writing Center  Read to Self 


Intervention Decision Tree--ideas for meeting student needs with small group instruction

Click here for the intervention decision tree. 

Diagnostic Assessments

See below for RTI Resources


Unpacking the standards

Unpacking and Repacking Organizer                                    Progression of Reading Standards
Kindergarten 1st grade 2nd grade 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade


Comprehension Instructional Sequence CIS) Lesson Sharing

Click here for access to a Google Drive folder of CIS lessons by grade level. Please make sure you are signed into your ecsd.me account to access. 


Professional Articles

Collected here are some articles well known in reading research.


Elementary ELA Updates Newsletters

Month/Topic discussed on 2nd page

September writing expectations

October    independent reading

Nov/Dec integration of knowledge and ideas

January  RTI

February small group

March FSA technology enhanced items

April  after the test 

May summer opportunities

August 2017 ELA Shifts

Sept 2017  intervention decision tree

October 2017  using leveled readers

Nov/Dec 2017 writing instruction

January 2018 FSA reminders

February 2018 Main Attraction: Central Idea

K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan

Vision 2020 Resources

Blabberize --upload a picture and record a message. A fun way to present information.
Fodey.com Newspaper clipping generator. Students can write an article and the generator creates a newspaper clipping.
ClassTools.net: This free site has several tools for both teachers and students including Fakebook, graphic organizers, and video game makers.

Kahoot: A Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics, created by teachers and students, in a social, game-like learning environment. Free.

Padlet: Padlet is an online virtual “bulletin” board, where students and teachers can collaborate, reflect, share links and pictures, in a secure location. Free.

Bib Me:  Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, and Harvard styles. An easy way to generate citations to build a works cited page. Free.

Library of Congress: Classroom materials to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Free.

Plickers: A student response that uses a series of QR codes to create a student response system. When the teacher is ready to collect data, he or she uses the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses. Free.
Zaption Use Zaption to quickly add images, text, and questions to existing online videos. Free.


Traditional Pacing

Reading Wonders Pacing Guide

These links take you to the traditional Reading Wonders Pacing Guides.  

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
Traditional ASSESSMENT