Remote Learning Support | EL Education Curriculum

Remote Learning Support

Welcome to our home for curriculum resources and guidance to support remote learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Please check this page for frequent updates.

As a reminder, please preview web pages and online resources before sharing with students to determine which content is appropriate for the age of the student and in line with your students' family values and preferences. 

Guidance for Educators

Remote Learning Support: Preparing to Teach: Guidance for educators using our K-8 Language Arts curriculum as students take their learning home during these unprecedented times.

Remote Learning Support: Trade Book Guidance: Access to the required trade book texts in our curriculum is one of the most urgent needs for teachers, schools, and districts during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have put together information on the digital availability of texts and online reading resources to support student learning at home. Please note that this is not a list of free resources and you may need an account or user license to access content from publishers.

Guidance for Families

Remote Learning Support: For Families: An outline of ways that EL Education can support families and caregivers in assisting students to remain engaged in meaningful learning outside of the classroom. Check out our latest blog post for tips on how to use the Remote Learning Resources for Grades K-8!

Remote Learning Activities and Reading Guides

Below is a list of curriculum resources, modified from our curriculum, designed for students to complete remotely. Please review the table below for information about these resources, the curriculum, and technology requirements. All resources listed below can be accessed in Google Drive and where technology is available, teachers can facilitate the lessons via Google Classroom.

Learning during the time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means teachers will need to provide support remotely, and in some instances may not be able to provide the depth of support necessary to address emotionally challenging content. View our outline and response to these topics on our Addressing Sensitive Topics page.

Activity



Are the resources based on the EL Education Curriculum?


Is access to texts required?



Is technology required for students to complete materials independently?

Remote Learning Activities for K-2

Can be used with the EL Education Language Arts curriculum. These daily language arts lessons for families/caregivers are a 10-week set of lessons following Module 3 and Module 4 of the K-2 Language Arts curriculum.  

Each week, daily lessons are divided into two parts: Part A: Learn to Read (phonics instruction in the Skills Block) and Part B: Read to Learn (content-based literacy in the Module Lessons). 

Yes. These guides are aligned to the K-2 Language Arts Curriculum.

Sometimes.  Most texts and all decodable readers are included with the lessons in Google Drive. Some activities may require access to texts digitally (see below for more information) or access to read alouds (links included in the materials). 

 Please see Remote Learning Support: Trade Book Guidance for information on how to access texts digitally. 

Sometimes. Students can complete all work on paper, however, in some instances, students will need access to videos or texts digitally to be able to answer questions or complete activities.  Links are provided to digital book content within the lessons.  Additionally, online files are accessed in Google Drive.

Reading Guides

Grades 3-8 self-guided study reading guides are designed to accompany anchor texts in the EL Education curriculum. 

Yes.  The guides incorporate elements of the Read-Think-Talk-Write cycle using texts found in our K-8 Language Arts curriculum. 

Reading Guides include a calendar with each day consisting of guiding questions and activities and consist of an average of 22 days of activities.

Yes. These guides require access to the K-8 Language Arts Curriculum anchor texts. 

Please see Remote Learning Support: Trade Book Guidance for information on how to access texts digitally. 

*View our outline and response to sensitive topics.

No. Once the online files are accessed in Google Drive, technology is not required for these activities. However, some users may require digital access to texts if hard copies are not available.

Language Dives

The Language Dive task card can be used for self-guided study in conjunction with the reading guides, or for synchronous teaching activities with small groups of students.

To best support English Language Learners, we recommend using this resource as a basis for small group, synchronous instruction to provide students with additional oral language practice through discussion of learning with peers and the teacher.

Yes.  Can be used for self-guided study in conjunction with the reading guides, or for synchronous teaching activities with small groups of students.

No. Access to anchor texts from the K-8 Language Arts curriculum is not required.

No. Once the online files are accessed in Google Drive, technology is not required for these activities. However, some users may require digital access to texts if hard copies are not available.

Reading Guides for Grades 3-8 (use with any text)

Access to the EL Education Language Arts curriculum is not required. 

 These self-guided study reading guides are designed for use with any text, including newspaper articles or chapter books. These guides incorporate elements of the Read-Think-Talk-Write cycle and books can be found in the home or online.

No. These guides are independent study and do not use the K-8 Language Arts Curriculum.

No. Access to anchor texts from the K-8 Language Arts curriculum is not required.

No. Once the online files are accessed in Google Drive, technology is not required to complete these activities

Apple a Day: Daily Lessons for a Healthy Mind

These remote learning resources ensure that students are reading, thinking, talking, and writing about grade-level texts on real-world topics every day. Students can lead their own learning at home independently or with support from a parent or caregiver. 

No. These guides are independent study and do not use the K-8 Language Arts Curriculum.

No. Access to anchor texts from the K-8 Language Arts curriculum is not required.

Yes. Materials are accessible in Google Drive. Users will also need to create a Newsela account to access textsTechnology is not required to complete these activities.

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