Martha Dreskin is a middle school teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a member of the eighth-grade cadre in our Common Core in Albuquerque project.

A stained glass drawing of Socrates.

In part one of this three-part series, Diane shares some strategies for fostering English language learners’ (ELLs) oral language as part of Common Core-based instruction. Her focus is be on practical strategies for including ELLs in Socratic circles (also known as Socratic seminars).

This month, we are featuring a wonderful collection of resources focused on engaging the families of English language learners, as well as booklists related to autumn and upcoming celebrations such as the Day of the Dead and Diwali.