Rose-y Readers

Washington Rose English Language Arts-June 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, May 30th- Overview of Curriculum Modules (Grades 3 and 6)
  • Monday, June 10th-Begin collecting novels checked out from Reading Lab
  • Monday, June 10th-19th- Scholastic Reading Inventory (Grades 1-5)
  • Friday, June 28th- Last Day of School...ENJOY!

Cultivating Hope in the Classroom through Re-dos, Retakes, and Do-overs

Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One

Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2

Kindergarten- Unit 4
Grade 1- Unit 10
Grade 2- Unit 2

Professional Development

Wednesday, May 29th-ELA Summative Assessment (K-Grade 2)
June 2013-Core Knowledge webinar (PreK)

ELA Benchmark Testing-Tuesday, June 4th (Kindergarten and Grade 1, Part 1)
ELA Benchmark Testing-Wednesday, June 5th (Kindergarten and Grade 1, Part 2)
ELA Benchmark Testing-Wednesday, June 5th (Grade 2)
DIBELS class results due-Friday, June 14th(Kindergarten-Grade 2)
Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)-Week of June 10th (Grades 1-5)

Grade 3 to Grade 5

ELA Modules
  • Grade 4-Module 1, ending Unit 2
  • Grade 5-Module 1, ending Unit 2

Professional Development
Friday, May 31st-ELA Assessment and CCSS: Network Training Update (grades 3-5)


RRT ELA Benchmark Assessment-Thursday, June 6th (Grades 3-5)
Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)-Week of June 10th (Grades 1-5)


Thank you Ms. Higgins! This site allows you to generate bubble test sheets to practice with your students.
Thank you Ms. Packert!We have been awarded a free subscription to a wonderful database called PebbleGo Animals. It is great for beginning animal research. It includes research information, videos of the animals, and it has a feature where it can read the text on the screen aloud. We will have it until May of 2014 so please take advantage of this wonderful resource.
Examples of dual language books
NOVELNY is an online library of hundreds of magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, research and reference books that are available to every New Yorker, free of charge.

Site provides information on what parents can do to help their children learn.

The video library is an innovative and differentiated resource that brings the Common Core instructional shifts, teacher and leadership evaluation, and data driven instruction to life. The instructional videos capture teaching and evaluation along a developmental arc and tag for characteristics like grade level, subject area, Common Core Standards, instructional shifts and for 2013-2014, teacher and leader evaluation rubric indicators. Videos range in length from short 5 minute clips to longer views of lessons up to 40 minutes. Use these instructional videos to support your professional development and to push your thinking around what effective teaching looks like in practice as well as to identify growing edges of the teachers in these videos.
Lil' Fingers is a storybook site for toddlers with educational games, storybooks and printable coloring pages. FREE toddler stories, activities & holiday sections are designed with bright colors & big buttons for little fingers
The Literacy Center Education Network is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to deliver free, professionally-designed, education material to preschool-age children. Utilizing the power of the Internet, they distribute education material directly to children in their homes, libraries, and schools.
Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns.
Whenever I open up Pinterest, there is a new infographic up. They're everywhere and on every topic. Did you know you could use them with your students as "informational text"? Infographics use many of the same features found in nonfiction texts (tables, graphs, diagrams, labels, etc.). They are small, not a book or a magazine, but a one page, short snapshot of a whole bunch of information packed neatly into a very small space. has several FREE resources including Infographics! Click on the picture to the right to view an infographic on the states of matter.

Dr. Archer has had the opportunity to demonstrate explicit instructional lessons in many general and special education classes. These video clips illustrate many of the concepts and practices introduced in Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching. Teachers, faculty members, and teachers-in-training are invited to view these video clips, to analyze and critique the instructional procedures.

Ms. iwuoha

ELA Curriculum Specialist, WR