Kindergarten

The CLI Solutions Group has many supports in place for kindergarten. Please click on one of the links below to learn more about each offering.

Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA) Training:Ā  The TX-KEA is a school readiness screener that is administered to students upon kindergarten entry to inform teachers about the children in their classes, helping them to design more appropriate learning opportunities. It also serves as a progress monitoring tool for beginning-; middle-; and end-of-year. Developed in English and Spanish, this time-efficient tool will allow assessment of all areas within 45 minutes.

CIRCLE PK & K Activity Collection:Ā This wide-ranging activity collection is housed on the CLI Engage platform. Teachers can access the collection series to help them plan and improve instruction for prekindergarten and kindergarten students.

Inspired Read-Alouds: This training helps teachers learn step-by-step how to plan explicit lessons following a strong routine to support vocabulary development and comprehension using read-aloud books from their classroom library.

Phonological Awareness: Instructional Activities for Use Throughout the Day!Ā This training is developed around a user friendly resource, which was created to support young childrenā€™s phonological awareness skills.Ā Designed for use with PreK to 1stĀ grade students, the practical activities in this resource can be used to teach all facets of this foundational literacy component in as little as 10 minutes per day.

Effective Phonics Instruction: A Routine for Teaching Spelling:Ā This training focuses on a 4-step routine for providing explicit and systematic phonics instruction regardless of the phonics program implemented in the K-2 classroom. Clear and consistent language is used for all parts of the routine and teachers are supported with a user-friendly lesson planning template and resource book.

Increasing Family Engagement in Our Schools: Family engagement is a critical building block for school success. In this session, learn how to overcome barriers and build positive relationships to increase family engagement on your campus.

Unlocking Understanding: Unlocking Understanding is a practical comprehension instruction training series that helps teachers learn to support students to comprehend text effectively. This series focuses on building a strong foundation of the cognitive strategies used by proficient readers. Training sessions are designed to guide teachers through a set of instructional approaches shown by research to be effective in classrooms across grade levels.

Instructional Coaching for Teachers:Ā The CLI Solutions Group offers individualized in-person instructional coaching for teachers at all grade levels. Coaching supports instructional improvement by providing educators with a deeper understanding of best practices, and guidance on practical classroom implementation of these practices. Services include training implementation support through classroom observations, meetings with one teacher or groups of teachers, demonstration lessons, coā€teaching, lessonā€planning support, and more.