Diane Staehr Fenner describes California's new English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Framework and its distinctive features, themes, and guidance. She also offers some ideas on what this framework could mean for teachers in their work with ELLs.
ESL educator Areli Schermerhorn shares ideas for using primary sources with ELLs and a sample 7th-grade Social Studies lesson plan.
We are excited to share Diane Staehr Fenner's new outstanding article from Educational Leadership, outlining three practical strategies for ELL assessment.
In this post, we want to share updates on the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA,) and responses from educational organizations regarding implications for ELLs.
In this piece, Diane examines four particular challenges associated with implementing the CCSS in dual language settings and for each challenge provides some CCSS resources for teachers and administrators who educate ELLs in dual language programs.
Part I of this blog post details the need for dual language programs and the expansion of dual language programs. It also includes some recommended resources at the end.
We are excited to announce that our Common Core and ELLs blog has moved to the new Colorín Colorado website! Now you can see all of our great resources in one place. We will continue sharing updates on the Common Core and ELLs, as well as other strategies and tools that support of implementation of college- and career-ready standards with ELLs.
This post gives an overview of NEA's advocacy guide and then uses a specific CCSS scenario to walk readers through and apply the five advocacy steps outlined in the guide.
This blog post is the third in a three-part series about the steps one elementary school with 60% ELLs took to increase collaboration between ESOL teachers and content teachers in order to better meet the language needs of ELLs in their school.
This blog post is the second in a three-part series about the steps one elementary school took to increase collaboration between ESOL teachers and content teachers in order to better meet the language needs of ELLs in their school during the imple