Planning Common Core Instruction for ELLs

A woman and four children sit at a table and the children are writing

The Common Core's focus on language and literacy provides an opportunity to help ELLs access more rigorous materials. The following strategies, tools, and recommendations are designed to help educators of English language learners and may prove to be very effective for other students as well, particularly in areas such as academic language.

Blog Posts

Related Video

Research and Reports

Recommended ELL Resources

Classroom Strategies for ELLs

The following resources can be used to support ELL instruction with the Common Core standards. They include articles, blog and journal entries, classroom video clips, and interviews with educators.

Related Topics & Tools

Many of these resources and tools have been developed with the Common Core in mind and are featured on our Common Core and ELLs blog. Others highlight best practices that veteran ELL educators recommend using with ELLs across content areas.

Classroom Videos & Lesson Plans

These classroom video modules and lesson plans produced by Colorín Colorado offer a model of Common Core-aligned instruction with English language learners at different grade-levels.