Resources on the CCSS for ELLs

If you are looking for items that will assist ELs in meeting the CCSS, Diane Staehr Fenner has shared the following Top Ten Resources. There are some familiar items, that have been linked from this blog in the past, including Stanford University’s Understanding Language, World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA), and Council of Great City Schools’ Common Core Works website.

About Aaron Grossman

I am a 5th grade teacher at Roy Gomm Elementary in Reno, Nevada. I started working with elementary students as part of the Montana Reads program and AmeriCorps. In 2001, after graduating from the University of Montana and moving to Reno, Nevada, I student taught at Rita Cannan Elementary before receiving a 6th grade position at Veterans Elementary. I moved out of the classroom to be a Literacy Coordinator, then an Instructional Coach, and finally a School Improvement Program Coordinator. In 2011, I began working on the Nevada Academic Content Standards in the district’s Curriculum & Instruction Department. I returned to the classroom for the 2015-2016 school year to teach 4th grade at Huffaker Elementary. Before returning to the classroom, I helped develop the Core Task Project that has been featured by National Public Radio, the Gates Foundation, American Radio Works, Eduwonk, the Fordham Institute, Vox, and the Center for American Progress. In 2014, I received the Leader to Learn From Award for my teacher-centered initiative and work to bring college, career, and civics ready outcomes into Northern Nevada classrooms (here). In 2015, I was appointed by Governor Sandoval serve on the Statewide RPDP Council. The same year, Nevada’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero placed me on the state’s State Improvement Team. This year I will be part of the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Advisory Group. I am Google Certified Educator and a Nevada Teacher Ambassador. I believe strongly that teaching content is teaching reading and I make sure my students have ample opportunities to work with social studies, history, science and art outcomes. I do what I can to blend the learning for my students and this blog is part of that effort. You can contact me at
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1 Response to Resources on the CCSS for ELLs

  1. Thanks for mentioning my top ten post on Colorin Colorado. Please let me know when I can share some scaffolded resources your project develops for ELs. I’d love to share them. As you know, teachers of ELs need access to high quality supports so that our ELs can succeed with the CCSS. Thanks for your efforts in this area!

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