On Monday, the ESL & World Language Department partnered with the Curriculum & Instruction Department on the Core Task Project-ESL. The hope of this endeavor is to identity appropriate scaffolds for ELs, when employing the close reading strategy, and use WIDA as a means of gauging student learning.
The ESL teachers participating in this project will help refine all of our work, as we move forward with Common Core. Likewise, their expertise will enable us to more effectively engage all learners with grade level content.
Listed below are the resources used in the initial training.
Core Task Project-ESL PowerPoint Day 1
Coleman’s Presentation before PARCC notetaker
“instructional shifts” handout
Close Reading Exemplar, Because of Winn-Dixie
Close Reading Exemplar, The New Colossus
Close Reading Exemplar, Making of a Scientist
Close Reading Exemplar, The Glorious Whitewasher