What You'll Find in This Section
What do the Common Core State Standards mean for English language learners (ELLs)? These resources offer a user-friendly overview of what ELL educators need to know, as well as updates from the field.
The Common Core's focus on language and literacy provides an opportunity to help ELLs access more rigorous materials. The following strategies, tools, and recommendations are designed to help educators of English language learners and may prove to be very effective for other students as well, particularly in areas such as academic language.
These classroom video modules and lesson plan offer a model of Common Core-aligned instruction with English language learners in elementary, middle, and high school. Additional lesson plans and curriculum guidelines are featured below.
ESL teachers have valuable expertise and an important role to play in the implementation of the Common Core. Their guidance can also support other educators and students throughout the school. Learn more about how their role is changing and how they can contribute to all students' success.
This section offers information about the relationship of English language proficiency (ELP) standards to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how the alignment of ELP standards has evolved since the Common Core was launched.
The assessments that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards not only include challenging tasks and items, but they require sophisticated computer skills. This section offers some ideas for supporting ELLs as they become more familiar with new test formats and routines.
What's happening in the ELL field around the Common Core? Find updates on the latest research and policy news from these resources and from our expert interviews!
Parents have an important role to play in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. These resources offer questions for discussion, multilingual resources, and video on Common Core basics.