Common Core Aligned Units for ELLs

14/09/2015

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Common Core Aligned Units for ELLs

Find here:

http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/ELL/EducatorResources/Literacy+Units+and+Lesson+Plans

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How Common Core Hurts English Language Learners: What is Your Opinion?

11/09/2015

Where do you stand in this question?  Please reply!

Read the article here:  http://www.progressive.org/news/2015/09/188299/how-common-core-hurts-english-language-learners


Referencing Common Core Standards in APA

24/08/2015

How to cite the Common Core Standards in APA format

I hope you find this simple post useful. Here is the Commom Core’s description. I also found the tip of using the “Authors” statement for avoiding redundancy with listing the publisher at the IRA Guide to Style. As a side note, Purdue’s OWL site is a solid overall APA guide. For our MLA friends or other citation format friends, feel free to list those citations in the comments. :)

Full Standards:
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010). Common Core State Standards. Washington, DC: Authors.

ELA:
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010). Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Washington, DC: Authors.

Math:
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010). Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Washington, DC: Authors.


ELs and Common Core: How CA Brings Both Together

03/04/2015

Read more in “Students get extra help to cope with Common Core’s new language demands” at http://edsource.org/2015/students-get-extra-help-to-cope-with-common-cores-new-language-demands/77524#.VR6nlDvF9LI


Interview with Coordinator of School District : ESL and Common Core

11/12/2014


ESL: Teachers’ Feelings about CCSS and ELs

19/09/2014

Reblogged from obaverse

A recent study from the Education Week Research Center suggests that only half of all teachers feel prepared to teach Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Even more concerning—less than 25% of teachers feel prepared to teach using the CCSS for English learners (ELs)!

In a similar study of educators in California, Gándara, Maxwell-Jolly and Driscoll (2005) found that some of the top struggles cited by teachers in working with ELs both at the primary and secondary levels were, communication (both with EL students and students’ families), insufficient time to teach everything, the difficulty with having a wide range of academic levels in the classroom, and the lack of tools, resources and support available for teachers to use in the classroom to better support EL students.

The results of the Gándara, Maxwell-Jolly and Driscoll (2005) report suggest that teachers who work with ELs could be better supported by state, district and school-implemented programs which focus more directly on the development of resources for teachers (e.g. developing clearinghouses), reemphasizing the importance of professional development focused on working with ELs, as well as the further research investigating the needs of EL students.

Sources:

Education Week Research Center. (2014). From adoption to practice: Teacher perspectives on the Common Core. Bethesda, Maryland.

Gándara, P, Maxwell-Jolly, J, & Driscoll, A. (2005). Listening to teachers of English language learners: A survey of California teachers’ challenges, experiences, and professional development needs. Santa Cruz, CA: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning.

Get involved! What does this fun fact mean for you, for your classroom, for your community? What resources would help you feel better prepared to support EL students in your classroom? Post your responses in the Fun Fact Friday Forum!


Free PD presentation: Accessing the Common Core: Supporting ELs Through Language Analysis

18/09/2014

Presenter(s): Danielle Garegnani
Date: 3/29/2014 11:30:00 AM
Access here: http://tesol.sclivelearningcenter.com/index.aspx


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