Common Core Videos & Lesson Plans

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.

 

Acknowledgements

These videos from our Common Core and ELLs project feature teachers from Albuquerque, New Mexico and Poughkeepsie, New York working in collaboration with Dr. Diane August. This project was made possible by the generous support of the American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund.

Blog Posts

Classroom Video Modules  

Our library of Common Core classroom video modules provides self-paced professional development for individual teachers or professional learning groups. These modules include classroom video, related lesson materials, reflection interviews, and the standards to which the lessons are aligned.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grades 1-2

Grades 4-5

Middle School

Poughkeepsie, New York

Middle & High School


Common Core Lesson Plans & Materials for ELLs

These Common Core lesson plans and activities accompany the above video modules. They are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and target English language learners' (ELLs) literacy and language needs.

Units & Lesson Plans

Activities

Meet the Teachers Featured in Our Videos!

These materials were created by teachers from Albuquerque, New Mexico and Poughkeepsie, New York working in collaboration with Dr. Diane August.


Other Recommended Lesson Plans & Videos

Understanding Language

This five-lesson middle school unit from Stanford University's Understanding Language initiative provides an example of scaffolded ELL curriculum and highlights opportunities for collaboration around the CCSS.

For discussion of these units and their pilot programs, see the following: