English Language Arts/Literacy

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ELA/Literacy

Collaborative Summarizing in 7th Grade History

Watch this video to see how students work in pairs to summarize a grade 7 history text after their teacher, Mr. Harris, models how to locate the best information and combine and condense ideas into summaries.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Sentence Deconstruction in 4th Grade

Mrs. Garegnani teaches her 4th grade students about deconstructing sentences and about “nominalization” by looking closely at science information texts.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Scaffolded Language Analysis 3rd Grade

In this video, Ms. Garegnani supports her grade 3 students to analyze the complex texts they’re reading for specific linguistic features.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Academic Vocabulary Instruction in Kindergarten

Watch Ms. Sovitsky as she uses a variety of strategies to support her students to learn a new general academic vocabulary word from a rich literary text she’s just read aloud.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Repeated Interactive Read-Aloud in Kindergarten

In this video, Ms. Sovitsky engages her kindergarten students in thinking, listening, and speaking during an interactive read-aloud with a rich literary text.

SOURCE: California Department of Education Professional Learning Module Series

Scoring 4th Grade Work

This video features two teachers as they collaborate on the analysis of a 4th grade full-write essay and arrive at a consensus about a student’s score on the Smarter Balanced full-write rubric.

SOURCE:  Understanding Proficiency

Smarter Balanced 4th Grade ELA Performance Task

This scoring guide, produced by Smarter Balanced, provides a full grade 4 performance task and scoring information from the Smarter Balanced Practice Test. The guide includes texts, constructed response items, and a full-write essay prompt.

SOURCE:  Understanding Proficiency

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