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

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.


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.