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Action ABC's: Learning Vocabulary With Verbs
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Many Kindergarten students come up with "action words" or verbs easily after ...

Many Kindergarten students come up with "action words" or verbs easily after demonstrating actions. Many of these emergent readers know more words thatn they use in daily writing/reading/sharing.
This lesson is easy to use in small groups and encourages them to broaden their vocabulary in a fun format, a personal Action ABC book. They can access and practice these new (and old) verbs easily and have unique collections they have designed!

Subject:
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Material Type:
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Learning Task
Provider:
International Literacy Association
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Assessment Design Toolkit
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CSAI has collaborated with the Reform Support Network to share this Assessment ...

CSAI has collaborated with the Reform Support Network to share this Assessment Design Toolkit. The Toolkit includes v​ideos and supplemental materials to help teachers write and select well-designed assessments. Although the primary audience is teachers and principals, district and State leaders can use the Toolkit to design professional development opportunities.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
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Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
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Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Self Assessment
Provider:
WestEd/CRESST
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Assessment Literacy Making Sense of K-12 Assessment for Learning
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Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment ...

Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment practices are critical to foster learning and how the different tools serve different purposes; find out what assessment results are telling you about students and learn what makes a quality assessment; and integrate assessment into teaching and the importance of keeping students invested in their own learning.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
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Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Provider:
NWEA
Date Added:
09/27/2017
Epic! Books for Kids
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From the website: "Epic! provides an unlimited selection of eBooks that can ...

From the website: "Epic! provides an unlimited selection of eBooks that can be instantly discovered, read and shared with friends. Personalized for each individual reader, Epic! is the only place to access thousands of high quality, curated children's books without the need to purchase or download them one by one. Beautifully designed for mobile and featuring fun, game-like elements, Epic! provides kids with a personal library they can take anywhere. In a world of unlimited screen time, Epic! is a smart alternative to games and videos. Epic! is available on all iOS and Android devices."
Availalable as a web based resource and a free app on any platform.

Subject:
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Epic!
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Evidence for Early Literacy Intervention: The Impacts of Reading Recovery
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Four-year study that looked at the impact of a program called Reading ...

Four-year study that looked at the impact of a program called Reading Recovery.
The program trains teachers on how to administer Reading Recovery to 1st graders and found that it was effective at raising reading scores, and that generally, intensive early literacy intervention is effective.

Subject:
Early Learning
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Abigail Gray
Heather Goldworthy
Henry May
Philip Sirinides
Date Added:
10/02/2018
Formative Assessment Explainer Video and Supplement
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Educators use formative assessment to continually reflect and improve their skills related ...

Educators use formative assessment to continually reflect and improve their skills related to these practices. The Formative Assessment video is a resource that can be used to support educators' professional development related to assessment literacy. Use the Video Supplement & Resource Guide to enhance your facilitation of this professional development opportunity.

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Career and Technical Education
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Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Provider:
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Date Added:
03/03/2017
Hatching Chickens
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This lesson is intended to help students realize that they can learn ...

This lesson is intended to help students realize that they can learn a lot about chickens—and animals in general—through close observation. They also should come to understand that it is important to learn about the special needs of eggs/chicks in order to take care of them, whether on a farm or in a classroom hatching project. This lesson can be used as an orientation for students before doing a chicken-hatching unit in class. It may also be used in conjunction with the unit to emphasize the importance of the proper care for eggs/chicks. 

Subject:
Early Learning
Biology
Material Type:
Reference Material
Unit of Study
Provider:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Date Added:
03/15/2017
Human Emotion 15.1: Emotion Development I (Infancy)
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This video is a lecture from Professor June Gruber, from Yale University. ...

This video is a lecture from Professor June Gruber, from Yale University. Some teachers choose to show the first 8 minutes as an introduction to one of the most basic human emotions, disgust.  This video focuses on emotional development, and this video fits in when teaching about developing emotions in early childhood courses.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Family and Consumer Sciences
Early Learning
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
YaleCourses
Date Added:
03/20/2018
I AM Reading Bookstudy
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Early Literacy Specialists and Educators may use this power point individually or ...

Early Literacy Specialists and Educators may use this power point individually or with staff for development of literacy practices K -2. This tool was designed by the Early Literacy Wisconsin State Reading Association Leadership team. This tool has been used with with teams wishing to deepen their early literacy understanding by reading, discussing the book. The use of the power point will enable educators to strengthen individual and team practices. This tool enables educators to dynamically dig into I am Reading by Kathy Collins and Matt Glover generating close reading and conversation of educators.

Subject:
Early Learning
Educational Technology
Language Education (ESL)
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Learning Task
Other
Reading
Reference Material
Self Assessment
Author:
Marietta Luckman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Infant and Early Childhood Cognition, Fall 2012
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This course is an introduction to cognitive development focusing on children's understanding ...

This course is an introduction to cognitive development focusing on children's understanding of objects, agents, and causality. It develops a critical understanding of experimental design. The course discusses how developmental research might address philosophical questions about the origins of knowledge, appearance and reality, and the problem of other minds. It provides instruction and practice in written communication as needed for cognitive science research (including critical reviews of journal papers, a literature review and an original research proposal), as well as instruction and practice in oral communication in the form of a poster presentation of a journal paper.

Subject:
Early Learning
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schulz, Laura
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Kindergarten Readiness in Wisconsin - Report from a research study
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Wisconsin’s, gaps between Black and White student high school graduation rates (Richards, ...

Wisconsin’s, gaps between Black and White student high school graduation rates (Richards, 2016) and Black and White fourth-grade math and reading scores (U.S. Department of Education, 2015) are the largest in the nation. These inequalities have led to criticisms of Wisconsin’s schools and teachers as ineffective in bolstering the success of students of color and those who are economically disadvantaged.

This report from researchers at UW-Madison describes differences in school readiness as reflected by literacy skills at Kindergarten entry among children in Wisconsin. We document inequalities in literacy skills by race/ethnicity, family income and place. Our results show that teachers and schools in Wisconsin face a daunting challenge in producing equitable educational outcomes for our children.

Link to full report here: https://wcer.wisc.edu/docs/working-papers/Working_Paper_No_2017_3.pdf

Subject:
Early Learning
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Annalee Good
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Kindness in the Classroom
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Kindness in the Classroom is a multi-part video series designed to give ...

Kindness in the Classroom is a multi-part video series designed to give educators insight into the positive impacts of teaching mindfulness. The series focuses on implementing the Kindness Curriculum; a free 24-lesson mindfulness guide designed for early learning classrooms, researched and developed by the Center for Healthy Minds at UW-Madison.

The Kindness Curriculum introduces techniques to help students self-regulate and improve peer relationships. Participation in the curriculum has been linked to academic achievement and increased performance in areas that predict future success.

The Kindness in the Classroom series provides insights from educators and a guided mindfulness exercise. On the project website, you can watch the series, download the Kindness Curriculum, view the learning standards met and explore research behind the curriculum.

Subject:
Character Education
Early Learning
School Counseling
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
PBS Wisconsin Education
UW Madison Center for Healthy Minds
Date Added:
09/04/2019
Native American Cultural Children's Stories
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The cultural children's story project allows students to explore Native American culture ...

The cultural children's story project allows students to explore Native American culture through a new lens by authoring and illustrating children's stories that teach children between the ages of four and six a lesson or tale unique to Native cultural traditions. The exemplar stories are laminated, bound, and given as gifts to an area elementary school with a primarily Native student body. Student authors read the stories to the children, and the books become part of the children's classroom library. The children learn cultural traditions from a young age and see their mentors (often Native students as well) as role models and writers. The authors learn the skills to develop their stories from conception to publication to presentation.Cultural Children's Story Video Lesson

Subject:
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Literature
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
World Languages
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Martha Handrick
PBS Wisconsin Education
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The PBS Wisconsin Education team creates and curates great educational resources, while ...

The PBS Wisconsin Education team creates and curates great educational resources, while connecting with Wisconsin’s most valuable resource – teachers. Our network of resource developers, teaching and learning advisers includes partners like PBS, but more importantly, it includes innovative educators and organizations throughout Wisconsin – a network that grows stronger with every project and idea.

Explore our high-quality, cost-free PK-12 resources at pbswisconsineducation.org.

Subject:
Health Science
Early Learning
Health Education
English Language Arts
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Social Studies
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Reading
Author:
PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
09/24/2019
SLDS Data Use Standards: Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Behaviors for Effective Data Use
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As state and local education agencies increasingly focus on serving educators with ...

As state and local education agencies increasingly focus on serving educators with their data systems, a common challenge has arisen: identifying the critical knowledge and skills needed by teachers and administrators to use data effectively. Many states are creating data literacy and data use training programs for pre- and in-service educators without a common foundation on which to base the content. In addition, several state education agencies and educator preparation programs have begun communicating about how to create a stronger alignment between pre- and in-service training for educators regarding data use.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
National Center for Education Statistics
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Template of  Literacy Specialist schedule and plans.
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Literacy, Reading, Math, SPED Specialists may upload this template to modify and ...

Literacy, Reading, Math, SPED Specialists may upload this template to modify and use as a daily schedule and lesson plan guide when working with multiple groups across sites.

Subject:
Early Learning
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Special Education
Information and Technology Literacy
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Other
Reference Material
Author:
Marietta Luckman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Template of spread sheet for Reading Tier 2 and 3 Progress Monitoring Data
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Literacy Specialists, Reading Specialists, SPED, Educators and administrators may use this template ...

Literacy Specialists, Reading Specialists, SPED, Educators and administrators may use this template to collect data. This is a spread sheet that may be used K-8. This tool allows teams to collect and share data in a document that is easy to use, pull up and look at when working in collaboration with teams that include specialists, administrators, educators and parents working to close gaps for struggling learners. While created for reading interventions it may be used for all interventions in multiple academic settings.

Subject:
Early Learning
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
Special Education
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Other
Reading
Reference Material
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Author:
Marietta Luckman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Tier 3 Intensive Intervention Planning sheet
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Literacy, Reading, SPED and administrators may use this form to document collaboration, ...

Literacy, Reading, SPED and administrators may use this form to document collaboration, planning and implementation of Tier 3 Intervention Plan.

Subject:
Early Learning
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Other
Reference Material
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Marietta Luckman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Use your Pep Band to create stories that engage young children
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This was a fun project I did with my band to fill ...

This was a fun project I did with my band to fill the few days between the Holiday Concert and the beginning of Christmas vacation.  It engaged my students by using the pep band songs they already knew and creating a story line.  It engaged the elementary students with the performance of our story.  I introduced the narrator and characters in a story which reinforced their learning of English and storytelling.  
In a couple of days my students had come up with ideas of how to portray characters that came to search for a holiday spirit.  We rehearsed the songs while our characters figured out their own blocking.

Subject:
Character Education
Early Learning
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Other
Simulation
Provider:
Christine Hulmer
Date Added:
01/18/2017