I want to examine some ideas for using text-dependent questions with ELLs. Since I’m a big fan of writing two-part blog posts, first I’ll outline some big picture issues in terms of what TDQs are and some considerations in writing TDQs for ELLs.
For this post, I wanted to look ahead and share a few of the topics that we anticipate featuring during the next few months. We will also be welcoming some more guest bloggers in coming months who can write on their area of expertise.
In this webinar, Diane will provide participants with tools they can use to make informed decisions about ways to advocate for ELs as part of CCSS implementation.
Here, in no particular order, are some of the most popular posts she wrote last year, each of which features in-depth information as well as multiple links to recommended resources and related posts.
Lesli Maxwell at Education Week reports that the state of New York is preparing to ask for federal waivers to administer Common Core State Standards language arts assessments in ELLs' native languages.
In this post, I’ll highlight some information from Tim Shanahan’s article about background knowledge in American Educator. I’ll then share a table and flow chart adapted from the article that will help you decide how much background knowledge to teach to ELLs.
In this week’s post, I’ll focus on some examples of advocacy action items and will provide some suggestions for collaborating to ensure ELLs are included more in the CCSS conversation
Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for EducatorsThis blog post will focus on an interactive checklist to help educators of ELLs reflect on areas of CCSS preparation and rollout taking place in their setting and prioritize areas for their future action.
Here are some questions to consider in your planning around professional development focused on academic language.
For those of you that missed the launch of our Common Core and ELLs resource section this summer, we wanted to make sure you had all of the great info that's included, particularly our classroom videos and lesson plans for grades 1, 4, and 8 from New Mexico.