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Major support for our Common Core Resource section is provided by American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund.
Common Core for ELLs

The Common Core in Albuquerque, NM

What will the Common Core mean for ELLs? Teachers in Albuquerque, New Mexico have tackled that question in a multimedia project that focuses on implementing the standards with ELLs.

About the Project

Student in classroom

In collaboration with Dr. Diane August, a cadre of 15 teachers developed Common Core lessons in English language arts for grades 1, 4, and 8 that target the language and literacy needs of ELLs. Each unit includes a variety of activities scaffolded for ELLs of varying proficiency levels that can be adjusted as needed.

Project resources

Resources from the project include:


The project was made possible by a partnership between the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) and Colorín Colorado, which was funded by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Innovation Fund.