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.
Professional Learning Resources:
The TK Classroom Environment: This video segment reviews methods for creating an organized and inviting TK learning environment.
The TK Implementation Guide has great information on how to implement a quality TK program. See Chapter 5 for guidance on establishing learning centers.
For additional TK information and resources, visit the LAUSD TK website.
Benchmark Pocket PD : Review and Routines:
45 minute school modules
- Module 1 Establishing classroom communities
- Module 2 Teaching for Transfer and the Minilesson
- Module 3 Establishing Independence in the Classroom 3-6
TIP: Do you want to use Benchmark e-assessments? Here's how!
More! Benchmark Teacher Tips
Benchmark Videos Online and Pocket PD
Benchmark classroom videos are available in Benchmark Universe at tinyurl.com/LAUSDBenchmarkU.
- Click on Benchmark Advance in Action.
- LAUSD will be posting pocket PD to accompany these videos.
Pocket PD PPT:
- Whole Group Review and Routines- Accountable Talk
ELA/ELD Online Professional Development Module: Click job aid to access the online module. Select Reimagining ELA/ELD: Ensuring Equity for Targeted Student Populations.
Online ELA teacher resources:
*Benchmark Universe: https://lausd.benchmarkuniverse.com/
Click on Clever and enter your single sign on.
Benchmark Universe: Teacher Job Aid revised Benchmark Student Job Aid
*Wonders ConnectEd: https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/lausd
Enter your single sign on.
Wonders: Teacher Job Aid Wonders Student Job Aid Need Help? click here
*Schoology contains many resources to support teachers.
How to join Schoology: 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 administratorsPowerpoint to use at school sites: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.