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2013 Elementary ELA Utah Standards Academy Resources

K & 1st Grade 2nd & 3rd Grade 4th & 5th Grade ELA Core Resources

Kindergarten & First Grade

Day One

Key Ideas and Details
• Day 1 PowerPoint
• Key Word Strategy
• Story Mountain

Day Two

• Day 2 PowerPoint
  (Craft and Structure)

 

Classroom Posters
• Anchor Standards
• Correlation Chart
• ELA Practices
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Second & Third Grade

Day One

• PowerPoint Day 1

 

Close Reading (Article)
• Fisher, D., and Frey, N. (2012). Close reading in elementary schools. The Reading Teacher, Vol. 66 (Issue 3), 179-188.
• Closing in on Close Reading

Text-Dependent Questioning
• Anchor Standards for Reading
• Correlation Chart

Informational Text Level 1 Model Lesson
• Close Reading Lesson Plan "The Moon Book" (Gibbons)

Literature Level 1 Model Lesson
• Close Reading Lesson Plan "The Other Side" (Woodson)

Participants Write Level 1 Questions for "Each Kindness"
• Literature Close Reading Template
• Key Ideas & Details Questions for "Each Kindness" (Woodson)

Hearts & Wishes
• Hearts & Wishes

Day Two

• PowerPoint Day 2

 

Evidence-Based Question Stems
• Evidence-Based Responses DOC Editable
• Evidence-Based Responses PDF

Tea Party
• Tea Party

Text Complexity
• Text Complexity Rubric

Text Features
• Text Features Student Handout
• Text Features Teacher's Notes

Text Structures
• Text Structures Goose Bumps
• Identifying Text Structures
• Florida Center for Reading Research: Text Structures
• Text Structures Card Match
• Text Structures Passages
• Text Structures Quiz
• Text Structures Worksheet

USBE Book using Text Features and Structures
• "Earth and Moon" Text (USBE)
• "Earth and Moon" Cover

Informational Text Level 2 Model Lesson
• Close Reading Lesson Plan "The Moon Book" (Gibbons)

Vocabulary
• Anita Archer Vocabulary
• Vocabulary4Door orbit
• Vocabulary4Door

Literature Level 2 Model Lesson
• Close Reading Lesson Plan "The Other Side" (Woodson)

Participants Write Level 2 Questions for "Each Kindness"
• Craft & Structure Questions for "Each Kindness" (Woodson)

Art Connection using 3 Levels of Questioning
   (refer to Power Point and Lesson Plan)
• Close Reading Lesson Plan "The Moon Book" (Gibbons)

Text Complexity Article
• "7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity (Hiebert)

Day Three

• PowerPoint Day 3

 

Share Key Ideas & Details from 7 Actions Article
"7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity" (Hiebert)

Set Appointments for Appointment Clock
• Appointment Buddies

Literature Level 3 Model Lesson
• Close Reading Lesson Plan "The Other Side" (Woodson)

Informational Text Level 3 Model Lesson
• Close Reading Lesson Plan "The Moon Book" (Gibbons)
• Diamante Poem
• Educreations

Moon Lesson Music Connection
• "Oh, the Moon" Song

Speaking and Listening through Cooperative Learning
• Cooperative Learning Strategies

Write Level 3 for "Each Kindness"
• Literature Close Reading Template
• Integration of Knowledge & Ideas Questions for "Each Kindness" (Woodson)

Day Four

• PowerPoint Day4

 

Case Liberty Activity
• Case Liberty Facilitator Guide
• Case Liberty

Participant Task Informational Close Reading Lesson for "Moonshot" (Floca)
• Informational Close Reading Lesson Template

Classroom Posters
• Anchor Standards
• Correlation Chart
• ELA Practices

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Fourth & Fifth Grade

Day Two

• PowerPoint Day 2

 

Immigrant Kids Lesson
• Immigrant Kids 2nd Read Script

A Family Apart Lesson
 A Family Apart 2nd Read Script
• Connotation Graphic Organizer
 2nd Read Blank Template

Text Complexity
• Text Complexity Power Point
 Text Complexity Rubric

The Elements and Principles of Art Through Photography
• Elements of Art in Photography Lesson Plan
• Elements of Art in Photography Handout

Playing the Neuroscience Trump Card
• Playing the Trumb Card Activity
• Strategies to Maximize Student Engagement and Achievement

Quotes
• Quotes from Close Reading Article

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ELA Core Resources

Utah English Language Arts Core
Here are the Standards and Objectives and support materials for the Utah English Language Arts Courses.
USBE Elem. ELA Specialist's Home Page
The Specialist's page has information about the ELA core, programs, resources and more...
Lesson Plans
These lesson plans were created by Utah educators and approved by a Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education.
UEN's eMedia
Utah educators and students will find hundreds of ELA related instructional videos and resources in eMedia.
Utah Effective Teaching Standards
The Utah Effective Teaching Standards are a description of highly effective teaching as adopted by the Utah State Board of Education.
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