Washington English Language Arts

This group, curated by OSPI, contains resources created by and for educators - including instructional materials, review rubrics, and other useful links. (write by shashank singh from the Noun Project)
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Reading in the Time of COVID-19: Free access to online reading

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Free reading options for all Pre K - 12 students. Sites include access for English learners as well as students with reading barriers. Opportunities are highlighted for online reading, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, apps to read content on smartphones/tablets, and read aloud stories for our youngest learners.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Barbara Soots, Washington OSPI OER Project, Molly Berger, Aira Jackson, Karma Hugo

Reading Practice in a Time of Remote Learning

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The activities in this weekly reading routine from Student Achievement Partners (Achieve the Core website) are designed to support growth in all three areas of reading fluency (accuracy, rate, and expression). Detailed guidance is given on how to implement the routine during in-person (or virtual synchronous learning), virtual asynchronous learning, or limited access/technology situations. 

Material Type: Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Barbara Soots, Molly Berger, Aira Jackson, Washington OSPI OER Project

Formative Assessment During Distance Learning

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What does formative assessment look like during distance learning? Without proximity, how can teachers gather and act on “in-the-moment” information – the behaviors, emotions, and situations that affect learning and inform instruction? This resource provides explanations, sample questions, and possible actions to implement formative assessment during distance learning scenarios. Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Assessment: Parent Communications Resources

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Educators and parents can use the Washington Starting Smarter site to better understand the scores and reports for the Smarter Balanced tests, see sample items, and access additional resources.All resources on the site are copyright The Regents of the University of California.  Though the connected resources are free for viewing online, please note that your permitted use of the materials for other uses will vary. Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay  

Material Type: Assessment

Authors: Barbara Soots, Anton Jackson, Washington OSPI OER Project

Highline Public Schools Intermediate Word Study Differentiation Guide

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While we hope that most students have mastered basic decoding skills by grade three, some students will need additional support. The purpose of this guide is to provide resources for you to assess and differentiate for students’ needs in phonics, sight word recognition, fluency, and phonemic awareness. This will help students to meet the foundational standards in the Common Core, to meet reading standard 10 (independently read complex text at grade level), and most importantly, to become successful readers and scholars. The primary goal of the instructional activities in this guide is to support students in developing proficiency and automaticity with decoding skills. Decoding (reading) and encoding (writing) are closely related skills, and the activities in this guide address both. Because of the pivotal and primary role reading plays in academic success, you will want to pay particularly close attention to students’ proficiency with decoding and fluency. As a teacher of students in third grade or beyond, you won’t want to provide whole-class phonics instruction – though more advanced word study such as word analysis should be a part of your curriculum. Rather, you’ll want to identify the needs of individual students and meet those needs through small group and individual instruction. This is because many of your students will already have mastered the phonics skills they need.

Material Type: Lesson, Module, Unit of Study

Author: Daniel Ervin

The Hero's Journey: Is There a Hero in Me?

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This is a high school unit designed to teach students about the enduring qualities of heroism and how that influences today’s heroes, both in fiction and in reality. Once students understand the concepts, the unit provides teachers with a variety of activities to further strengthen student learning as well as make contemporary connections to the heroic ideal. This unit should take approximately 3-4 weeks.

Material Type: Module

Authors: Molly Berger, Vance Jennings, Lynne Olmos, Susan Smith

Highline Public Schools Kindergarten Word Study Guide

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The intentional instruction you provide in foundational literacy skills within the context of a rich balanced literacy program will set students on a trajectory toward success in reading and writing. The purpose of this document is to give you the resources you need to teach kindergarten students the phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and sight-word-recognition skills that will empower them to become confident, competent and thoughtful readers and writers. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words can and should be fun, fast-paced, and brief. The lessons in this document are designed with that in mind. This guide includes routines with sample instructional language to use during lessons.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson, Unit of Study

Author: Daniel Ervin

Highline Public Schools Second Grade Word Study Guide

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The intentional instruction you provide in foundational literacy skills within the context of a rich balanced literacy program will set students on a trajectory toward success in reading and writing. The purpose of this document is to give you the resources you need to teach second grade students the phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and sight-word-recognition skills that will empower them to become confident, competent and thoughtful readers and writers. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words can and should be fun, fast-paced, and brief. The lessons in this document are designed with that in mind. This guide includes routines with sample instructional language to use during lessons.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson, Module, Unit of Study

Author: Daniel Ervin

Highline Public Schools First Grade Word Study Guide

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The intentional instruction you provide in foundational literacy skills within the context of a rich balanced literacy program will set students on a trajectory toward success in reading and writing. The purpose of this document is to give you the resources you need to teach first grade students the phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and sight-word-recognition skills that will empower them to become confident, competent and thoughtful readers and writers. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words can and should be fun, fast-paced, and brief. The lessons in this document are designed with that in mind. This guide includes routines with sample instructional language to use during lessons

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson, Module, Unit of Study

Author: Daniel Ervin

Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources - Webinar Series

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As educators begin to develop OER, one component of that process is navigating concerns around copyright when finding digital teaching materials. This webinar series addresses that and is divided into two tracks: K-12 and Higher Education. There are also two stand-alone webinar options that can be attended by both the K-12 and Higher Education community. All of the webinars will also be available on YouTube and linked to this page after the live event has ended.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: American University Washington College of Law

Ekphrastic Poetry!

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Ekphrastic poetry is inpired by art. This lesson includes a teacher plan and slides to engage students in exploring and writing this type of poetry. With a link to the Washington Superintendent's High School Art Show, students can view the creativity of other teenagers to write their poems.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Molly Berger

EQuIP English Language Arts Rubric and Training Resources

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EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) is an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This site includes the EQuIP rubric for lessons and units as well as the EQuIP task review rubric and training materials.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Achieve

English Language Arts Standards - Common Core State Standards

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The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the standards”) represent the next generation of K–12 standards designed to prepare all students for success in college, career, and life by the time they graduate from high school.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)