Tag Archives: EL

Core Shift Blast 9: English Learners and the Common Core

A new Core Shift Blast is available and the focus is on strategies to allow English Learners access to the Common Core. This includes a Position Statement from the ELL Department on the role of close reading and its value … Continue reading

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“Keep it or Junk it” an ESL Perspective

Dr. Pete Cobin, ELL Consultant with Washoe County School District, reviewed the lesson “Keep it or Junk it” and shared the following: There are two things in particular that I noticed. The emphasis on “What are you thinking? How do … Continue reading

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Opportunities for English Learners in the CCSS ELA

In a paper, as part of Stanford University’s Understand Language series (here) authors George C. Bunch, Amanda Kibler, and Susan Pimentel describe, for those “collectively responsible for education of English Learners,” what has to be done so the CCSS are … Continue reading

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