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K-6 Professional Development

Welcome to the Professional Development Resource Site for Fieldcrest K-6. 

Ten Features of the Illinois Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) Model


1.            Framework for Literacy uses a workshop approach for meeting the needs of all students within an integrated, inquiry-based curriculum.

2.            Coaching and Mentoring – using contingent scaffolding, coaching cycles, and a gradual release model for increasing teacher efficiency.

3.            Model Classrooms--Creating constructivist settings where teachers meet together to apprentice one another in implementing the literacy framework.

4.            High Standards are based on the Common Core Standards and professional standards that align with specific benchmarks along a literacy continuum.

5.            Comprehensive Assessment System –  includes a school-wide seamless assessment system with multiple measures for evaluating success.

6.            System Interventions include Reading Recovery and small group interventions in grades K-3 and classroom and supplemental group interventions in grades 4-12.

7.            Collaborative Learning Teams (Professional Learning Communities) --Uses authentic contexts for learning, including study groups, book clubs, peer observations, cluster conferences, and demonstration lessons.

8.            Well-Designed Literacy Plan includes short and long-term goals with specific benchmarks for continuous literacy development.

9.            Technology for Learning Uses technology to learn about the world, including searching for information, communicating with others, and creating new products.

10.          Spotlighting and Advocacy –includes techniques for disseminating information on the model, school successes, including news releases, articles, school reports, and presentations.


Primary Curriculum Planning and Reflection Meetings Resources for CCSS Math in Pekin.


ISBE Math Model Curriculum



PARCC Testing Practice

PARCC Model Content Frameworks



Top Ten Things for Teachers to Know


This is a helpful tool in a Q and A format with some facts about PARCC


We have also been in contact with some colleagues who participated in the pilot. Because it is a computer based test, they highly recommended that we take time to become familiar ourselves with content and format as well as give students time to practice. 


The PARCC website is -


I placed it as a live link at the bottom of our webpage before the related files part. 


If you then click on tutorial, this will give you several options, the first listed is the tutorial. This is a 33 point walk through the Test Nav system. 


The second choice, the equation editor has different choices for grade levels, select the applicable one. 



From the homepage, the Sample Items section is also divided by grade level and subject. Rubrics are also available. 


Language Arts and Workshop Resources

Calkins Overview Writing

K-5 Overview


List of resources


Units of Study and Common Core Alignment


Free Fountas and Pinnell Resources


Blank Literacy Lesson Plan Form


Pekin Workshop Resources (Reading, Writing, Math)


K-1 Sample Workshop Lesson Plan Form


First 20 Days of Readers’ Workshop- Go Slow to Go Fast!



Literacy in Content Areas Wiki


Andrew Biemiller Words Worth Teaching


Andrew Biemiller Words Worth Teaching List – Spreadsheet


Lucy Calkins on Pinterest!



The Danielson Framework and Readers’ Workshop


Franki Sibberson Reading Blog



Free Student Writing Workshop Samples by Grade and Type



K-8 Writing Resources



Common Core – New Illinois Learning Standards Information and Resources


ELA Model Shift Kit



Learning Progressions ELA



Wilmette Resources (scroll down)