ELD Standards

http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/eldstandards.asp

FUNDS OF KNOWLEDGE

When teachers and students walk through the classroom door they carry with them rich and varied kinds of specific knowledge from experiences, interactions, cultural understandings, interests and influences in their lives. Teachers are invited to explore their own funds of knowledge, and discover the funds of knowledge their students bring to the table. View a powerpoint pdf with more information below.

THIS I BELIEVE

Instead of collecting 100 cotton balls or playground pebbles for the 100th day of school, this kindergartener wrote 100 of his beliefs. His work invites us challenge ourselves teachers to examine our beliefs about teaching, about writing, and about our students. This is also a terrific activity to invite students into the club of literacy as they write, share, perhaps even publish their own believe. Listen to the NPR Podcast below.
Tarak's 100 Beliefs

READING LIKE A WRITER




Griffith, Robin R., Ph.D. "Students Learn to Read Like Writers: A Framework for Teachers of Writing." Reading Horizons 50.1 (2010): 49-66

Resiliency



Lulu Books

Publish student writing in real books! Cost is around $6 per 60 page book. Awesome way to showcase student writing.
www.lulu.com


Making our work with claim/ evidence public/ I can statements