Since teachers will need to plan their CCSS-based instruction around the CCSS standards as well as the CCSS-based assessments, I thought it would be helpful in part 1 of this post to dissect a sample test task from an ELL point of view in order to take a closer look at what the item might mean for ELLs and those who teach them.
In my 2013 school year kickoff blog post, I’d like to share some information about several initiatives taking place on the Common Core for ELLs in New York State.
Let's take a closer look at that tried and true welcome back to school writing assignment through a CCSS for ELL lens. The prompt is: What did you do over summer vacation?
Take a look at classroom videos, interviews, and lessons from Albuquerque, New Mexico; updated information about language proficiency standards, assessment, and instruction; and a collection of multilingual parent resources.
Lesli Maxwell at Education Week reports that the final version of the accommodations manual has just been released, and she also includes information about PARCC’s debate around testing supports for special populations in her coverage.
This has been an interesting couple of weeks in terms of implementing the Common Core with ELLs – an issue that is getting some much needed attention in broader education circles.
In this week’s post, I’ll share some information related to assessing ELLs that I gathered while attending the Council of Chief State School Officers National Conference on Student Assessment last week.
This week, I’ll give you a recap of instructional considerations and resources for teaching a CCSS-based curriculum to ELLs.
As some teachers’ school years have already come to a close and others’ school years are quickly winding down, I thought it would be a good time to share a recap of this year’s top themes on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELLs blog.
In this final post on CCSS writing and ELLs, I’ll now turn to some instructional strategies to support ELLs at the middle school level as they work with an element of one of the CCSS writing anchor standards. I’ll conclude with some resources on writing for ELLs.