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Create ELAR/SLAR Plans (Part 1)

Users can create their own ELAR or SLAR classroom plans using templates specific to balanced literacy instruction in K-5 and 6-12. Note that this functionality may be restricted by the district.

SITE ACCESS: Tools > My Content > My Plans

 

Click on the Tools drop-down in the site’s main navigation menu, and select the My Content option.

site's main navigation menu with an outline around the tools drop down and an arrow pointing to the my content option

 

My Plans is the default landing page for the My Content section. Click on the Create New Plan button in the upper corner of the page.

top of my plans page with an arrow pointing to the create new plan button

 

Enter a Title for your plan by manually typing the title or copy/paste from an existing document.

create a new plan window with an arrow pointing to the title text entry field

Select the appropriate grade level template option from the drop-down selection, then click the Continue button. In this example, the Plan ELAR/SLAR (K-5) template is selected because we are creating a Grade 4 ELAR plan.

create a new plan window with an outline around the template type drop down and an arrow pointing to the elar slar k through 5 option

 

On the Editing Plan page, the Title field will be automatically populated; however, you may edit this field at any time (if desired).

the top of the editing plan page with an arrow pointing to the title text entry field

 

Note that it is most ideal to periodically click the Save button (top right corner) as you progress through the plan creation process to ensure you do not lose any information. 

the top of the editing plan page with an arrow pointing to the save button

 

Select the appropriate Grade, Subject, and Course (if applicable) from the lists provided.

the top of the editing plan page with arrows pointing to the grade 4 option and english language arts and reading subject selections

 

Enter a Unit #, Lesson #, and Suggested Duration for the lesson.

the unit number, lesson number, and suggested duration text entry fields with sample entries

 

In the Attachments section, add any files or links that may be used during any part of the lesson. 

the attachments section with an arrow pointing to sample text hyperlinks

If you have documents saved to one of your My Favorites folders, you can create a link to that document by clicking the Add from My Favorites icon in the toolbar. Likewise, you can generate a link to any file that your district has added to the District Resources section of the site by clicking the District Resources Manager (schoolhouse) icon.

the toolbar area of the attachments section with arrows pointing to the add from my favorites icon and district resources manager icon

 

Scroll down to the Performance Assessment(s) (PAs) section and click the Manage Assessments button to align the appropriate Performance Assessments to your plan.

the performance assessments section with an arrow pointing to the manage assessments button

 

Use the search filters provided to locate the PAs you would like to align to your plan.

the search performance assessments window with an outline around the grade, subject, unit, and keyword search filters and an arrow pointing to the search button

Select the PA(s) by clicking the respective Add button(s). 

the assessment search results area showing a sample performance assessment in the list with an arrow pointing to the add button

Click the Save button when you are done.

the search performance assessments window with an arrow pointing to the save button

 

Click the Save button along the top menu bar to confirm your selections and content entered thus far. To view what the plan will look like at this point in time, click the Preview button. 

the top of the editing plan page with arrows pointing to the preview button and save button, respectively

 

Next Steps...

To complete your plan, you will enter the preparation and instructional steps specific to the lesson(s) you will be teaching.

Click the links below to learn about completing the Lesson Preparation and Instructional Routines sections of the ELAR/SLAR templates:

ELAR/SLAR Template: Lesson Preparation

ELAR/SLAR Template: Instructional Routines

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