Writing Workshop

Youtube examples
Writer's Workshop Third Grade
4th Grade Common Core Writing: Adding Detail to Narrative with the 5 Ws, by WriteSteps
Writer's Workshop
Pathways to the Common Core State Standards: The Challenge to Understand and Implement the CCSS. (time:53:50)
Common Core Writers Workshop for 2nd Grade (time 27:35)
Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in Second Grade


Mentor Texts

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
A House for Hermit Crab

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Karma Wilson author -website
Youbtue: BEAR SNORES ON (Animated Version - Stop Motion)
Bear Snores On read by the Dyer family

Bear Snore On read by Words Alive Literacy

Bear Snores On from Vimeo

Chimps Don't Wear Glasses by Laura Jaffe Numeroff
Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers- EDT 210

The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow
Franklin at the Seashore
Oliver Button is A Sissy by Tomi De Paolo
Oliver Button is a sissy
Big Al by Andrew Clements
Big Al now available in American Sign Language (ASL)
The Stray Dog by Marc Simont
The Stray Dog- Read Aloud
Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
Ira Sleeps Over
Once Upon A Time Episode 18 - Ira Sleeps Over 13 mins
The Circus Surprise by Ralph Fletcher

Twlight Comes Twice by Ralph Fletcher & Kate Keisler
The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill & Laura Huliska-Beith

Let's Take A Pup Said Kate by Bob Graham
Let's get a Pup!~by English Art Club
Amonda's Perfect Hair by Linda Millstein

The Purple Goat Hest by Amy Franny & Krainy

There is a Bird in Your Hair by Susan Goldbar
Franny B. Kranny, There's a Bird in Your Hair
Crazy Hair Day, written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg
Aaron's Hair by Robert Munsch
Emeny Pie by Derek Munson
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson and Illustrated by Tara Calahan King Read By Steven Johnston
Odd Velvet by Mary E Whitecomb
Odd Velvet by Mary E. Whitcomb running time 7 23.wmv
Even and Odd Lesson by Mr. Stahl
The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague
The secret shortcut by Mark Teague read by Ron Kirk Dallas Mayor
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Corduroy by Don Freeman
A Pocket for Corduroy
Corduroy - Don Freeman
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Maria Tortilla's Storytime: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Officer Buckle
Roller Coaster by Maria Frazee
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant


Love you forever
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Owen by Kevin Henkes
Purplicious by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann
Go, Dog. Go!
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
When I Was Young in the mountains
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Follow the Drinking Gourd (story was read at 5:18)
All the Places to Love, by Patricia MacLachlan
BIGMAMA'S By: Donald Crews
Franklin at the Seashore (time:12:13)
Author Pam Muñoz Ryan
Esperanza Rising
The Song and Dance Man, by Karen Ackerman, illustrated by Stephen Gammell
Room 213 retells Donald Crews' book Shortcut
Owl Moon

English Language Art: California Treasures

California Treasures Teacher's webpage
Spelling word lists: 1-6 grades unit spelling word lists
Clifornia Treasures online: ConnedED


How to Enter Scores into ORAS

Progress Report, Report Cards and Assessment Scores