ELA Student Centered Routines Resources

The following resources accompany the Creating Student-Centered Classrooms guide for teachers and school leaders.

Cultural Relevance Audit (p6)

Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard

Bryan-Gooden, J. Hester, M., & Peoples, L. Q. (2019). Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard. New York: Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, New York University.

Recommended for conducting an audit of your curricular materials. 

Using Task Sheets In An Online Space (p15) 

Sample Comprehension Task Landing Page 

An example landing page for a sequence of work with the poem “After the Hurricane” by Rita Williams-Garcia. 

Woodson Comprehension Task Sheet and Woodson Comprehension Task Sheet 2

You might consider studying these task sheets and discussing the differentiated routines during a professional learning community (PLC) meeting. 

Recognizing What To Expect When You Begin To Try Out Routines With Students (p16)

English Language Arts Text-Based Task Analysis Guide PDF

Categories of Text-Based Questions

Resources for creating high-level sequenced task questions. 

Taking A Look At Student-Centered Routines In Action (p18)

Student Centered Routines in Action

Transcript and Task Sheet for podcast used in classroom discussion

See an eighth grade English language arts classroom engage in a sequence of student-centered routines.

Recognizing the Importance of Co-designing the Curriculum​ (p19)

DISD Student Discussion video

Hear teachers from Dallas Independent School District discuss the importance of utilizing relevant texts and helping students see that their interests have value. 

Dallas ISD NSI Collaborative on Race and Racism 

Learn how Community Design Partners along with teachers and students from Dallas Independent School District worked to co-create an instructional unit on race and racism.