Elementary Literacy and Language Arts
Welcome to the Elementary Literacy & Language Arts page. Please utilize the navigation links on the left hand side and the links below for information on the instructional resources.
Arts Integration:Systematic music instruction can support literacy development in early learners. Guitars In The Classroom is offering LAUSD teachers free after school music classes. For more information see flyer.
Benchmark This Month's Teacher Tips
- Use this resource to find what leveled reader to give your student.
- Assessing/Monitoring K-6 Foundational Skills Assessment Job Aid
New: Benchmark Videos Online and Pocket PD
Benchmark classroom videos are available in Benchmark Universe.
ELA/ELD Online Professional Development Module: Click job aid to access the online module. Select Reimagining ELA/ELD: Ensuring Equity for Targeted Student Populations.
- Log in with your single sign-on at tinyurl.com/LAUSDBenchmarkU.
- Click on Benchmark Advance in Action.
- If you need help, see the Benchmark Universe login job aide
- LAUSD will be posting pocket PD to accompany these videos.
Pocket PD PPT:
- Whole Group Review and Routines- Accountable Talk
Online ELA teacher resources:
Benchmark Universe: Teacher Job Aid revised Benchmark Student Job Aid
Wonders: Teacher Job Aid Wonders Student Job Aid Need Help? click here
Email your LD Coordinator for the teacher master code.
Schoology contains many resources to support teachers.
How to join Schoology: powerpoint or handout (has course codes)
Benchmark Schoology Course Codes only - Join fellow teachers in grade level communities.
Benchmark Inventory Lists by grade
Wonders Inventory Lists by grade
Obsolete Treasures Materials: See Reference Guide 6707.1
for guidelines and instructions for the transfer of obsolete English Language Arts (ELA) and English Language Development (ELD) textbooks.
For support with order discrepancies, contact your LD Coordinator or Elementary Literacy, 213-241-5333.
Planning for TK? Some supports to get you started. See
TK classroom environment and the TK Implementation Guide.
For more information about TK, visit LAUSD's TK webpage.
Teacher support on the different resources available for LAUSD teachers and administratorsELLP - Early Language & Literacy Plan Report - ELLP moves into its second year!Powerpoint to use at school sites:
Teacher Support:Integrated Literacy and History/Social Studies: See how teacher Jennifer Brouhard teaches history by engaging students identifying key concepts from reading about history, developing academic vocabulary, and speaking and listening to promote their learning and critical thinking skills.