During in-school literacy consulting, our team develops, refines, and creates a number of resources to support the growth of student-centered literacy practices. While we adapt these, and more, to match the goals and context of each school, here we are sharing some of our more frequently requested resources. We will update this page.
Licensing of These Resources
This resources on this page are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. K-12 schools are permitted to distribute and use these internally. Attribution is required.
This template provides more space to plan the steps of a mini-lesson. The first page has more description, the second more space to write.Lesson Planning Template - The Educator Collaborative
This template provides more space to plan for responsive small groups. The first page has more description, the second more space to write.Literacy Lesson Planning Template - Responsive Small Group Focused
A range of options to match your teaching goals. Your The Educator Collaborative consultant can support you in choosing.
Support for your writing conferring and small groups. Your The Educator Collaborative consultant can support how you use these.
This template provides a sample teacher-to-group notes system. Your The Educator Collaborative consultant can support you using this in your classroom.
For emergent writers, "paper choice" templates can help students practice the skills of writing in fun ways that feel like real books. This set moves from less lines to more lines, allowing for differentiation. It can be used for many types of writing and across content areas. Your The Educator Collaborative consultant can model ways to use these templates with students.
This set of informational writing templates provides more options for students writing informational or how-to pieces. The pack moves from less lines to more lines. This pack also offers students choice in text features and layouts, including captions, glossaries, and labeled diagrams. Your The Educator Collaborative consultant can model ways to use these templates with students.
The Strong Classrooms Self-Assessment is not a "Teacher Effectiveness" tool... instead, it empowers educators to self-assess their own practice against strategic indicators for the conditions necessarily for highly effective literacy learning.
Additional resources related to the SCSA can be found at this link.Strong Classrooms Self-Assessment V 1.0 Sept 2016