The New York State Department of Education (NYSED) has recently released newly created draft language progressions for ELLs that it has developed via its Bilingual Common Core Initiative.
Blog: Language Proficiency Standards and the Common Core
Since top ten lists are popular during this time of year, I thought I’d compile my own with the focus on CCSS resources for ELLs.
In our last post, we shared information about the new Teaching Channel ELL video series based on Academic Conversations (2011) by Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford. This week we’d like to delve deeper into these resources and provide strategies for building the oral language skills of ELLs across content areas that are framed around four practices.
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?
Following our recent series on using Socratic seminars with English language learners to build oral language skills, we learned about an exciting new video series from the Teaching Channel focused on academic conversations with ELLs featuring…you guessed it! A Socratic seminar.
I was planning on attending the Alliance for Excellent Education’s CCSS/ELL face to face and webinar events in Washington, DC last week and blogging about them.
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.