Tag Archives: English Learners

Your Common Core Questions, Answered

During David Liben’s visit to Reno, he took some time to answer questions that educators in our community either emailed or posted on this blog. The questions are listed below with the link to the answers on Youtube. Liben, the … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers about the CCSS

The former President of the International Reading Association, Dr. Timothy Shanahan, answers a series of questions about the Common Core. The topics include raising text levels for students learning English; the role of literary non-fiction; gradated texts; children reading below … Continue reading

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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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Washoe Teachers Pilot CTP-ESL

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 … Continue reading

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