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: 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.
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! This training is developed around a user friendly resource, which was created to support young children’s phonological awareness skills. Designed for use with PreK to 1st 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.
Phonological Awareness with Make and Take: This training integrates the Phonological Training described above with the making of activities that can be implemented in the classroom immediately. The session provides teachers with time to process learning and practice teaching the various PA skills right as they are addressed in the training. All materials are provided.
Effective Phonics Instruction: A Routine for Teaching Spelling: 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.
Differentiation and Scaffolding: In this engaging, half-day session, teachers will learn about the differences between differentiation and scaffolding and will explore and practice various scaffolding techniques. Teachers will also practice adjusting scaffolds when planning so that they can be well prepared to help children experience success in the classroom.
CIRCLE Social & Emotional Learning Foundation (SELF): Pre-k and kindergarten teachers will learn the many aspects of social and emotional development through model lessons and hands-on practice. This training addresses the importance of an intentional focus on social and emotional learning by providing targeted lessons, activities, and experiences all year long.
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.
Using TX-KEA Data to Guide Instruction: This session provides kindergarten teachers with an understanding of the key components of direct instruction and how they can use the teaching and learning cycle to make instruction impactful.
Using TX-KEA Data: For School and District Administrators: This virtual session provides school- and district-level leadership with a brief overview of the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA) and how to understand the various reports available.
Mathematics in Pre-K/K: Make and Take: In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore the importance of supporting early mathematics development as they focus on the math concepts and skills that form the foundation of early math learning. During the session, participants will plan, prepare, and practice selected lessons that they can implement in their classrooms as soon as they return. All materials are included.
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.
CIRCLE Activity Collection: 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.
CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family: The CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family translates child development research into practice by providing a variety of hands-on activities that families can do at home. This collection is organized around seven learning domains: Language & Communication, Reading & Writing, Math, Science, Social & Emotional, Physical Development, and Art & Sensory.
Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA): 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. Developed in English and Spanish, this time-efficient tool will allow assessment of all areas within 45 minutes. The assessments, reports, and training are all available on CLI Engage.
Effective Phonics Instruction: A Routine for Teaching Spelling Teacher Resource
This 70 page resource is a must have for any K-5 teacher. Learn how to implement an explicit instructional routine with well-planned lessons to support any phonics program used in the classroom.
Effective Phonics Instruction: Phonics Wall Cards
This amazing resource supports the effective instruction of phonics in the classroom. With clear spelling patterns and a photo on the front, the back helps teachers know what to say and do when teaching each spelling pattern to students.
Phonological Awareness: Instructional Activities for Use Throughout the Day!
This helpful resource contains user-friendly activities for teaching various aspects of phonological awareness. These activities do not require the preparation of any materials and can be done throughout the day. Available in both English and Spanish.