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The Importance of Using Multiple Criteria to Exit ELLs

The Importance of Using Multiple Criteria to Exit ELLs | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
The history of education in the United States for English Language Learners has long been an uphill struggle for both educators and students. Several states are leading the way toward a more equita...
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High-Stakes Testing is a Social Justice Issue

High-Stakes Testing is a Social Justice Issue | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
And here is why. 5 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Is a Social Justice Issue by Jon Greenberg and Gerardine Carroll Few things please parents more than learning that their children are invigorated ...
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Enhancing Vocabulary and Comprehension for English Language Learners

Enhancing Vocabulary and Comprehension for English Language Learners | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
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Science Park teachers: PARCC is “30 days of destruction”

Science Park teachers: PARCC is “30 days of destruction” | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
The following statement was drafted and endorsed by 35 teachers at Newark's Science Park High School, a school consistently rated as one of the top public schools in New Jersey and the nation. To Whomever Will Listen: We are teachers at Science Park High School in Newark, New Jersey, and we are deeply disturbed by…
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Why Most Students Will "Fail" PARCC Test

Why Most Students Will "Fail" PARCC Test | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
G. F. Brandenburg alerted me to this very troubling analysis by Russ Walsh of the reading levels in the PARCC test. Brandenburg titled his post: "Looks like the reading levels of the new PARCC were...
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Smithsonian Science Education Center - Talking Science: Where STEM literacy and language acquisition meet

Smithsonian Science Education Center - Talking Science: Where STEM literacy and language acquisition meet | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
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Key Shifts in English Language Arts | Common Core State Standards Initiative

Key Shifts in English Language Arts | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
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To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips

To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Preschoolers performed better on literacy tests when their parents received text messages with tips on how to help them, a study in San Francisco found.
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Teaching Kids How to Have REAL Discussions

Teaching Kids How to Have REAL Discussions | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms
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ELA For ELL: Six Part Video Series

ELA For ELL: Six Part Video Series | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
We're excited to present this six-part video series showcasing an exemplar unit that focuses on ELA instruction for middle school English Language Learners.
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WeAreTeachers: 10 Ways to Build ELL Vocabulary Skills

WeAreTeachers: 10 Ways to Build ELL Vocabulary Skills | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Ten vocabulary builders all teachers of English-language learners should try.
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What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning? | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.
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The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards

The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
For the almost four years I've been writing blog, I've periodically shared my concerns about developing national standards. I've feared that people were over-estimating its impact on the classroom ...
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Common Core Betrays the Civil Rights Movement

Common Core Betrays the Civil Rights Movement | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Common Core's promise does not correspond to its reality.
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Failure: the 8th grade NYS Common Core Math Test

Failure: the 8th grade NYS Common Core Math Test | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
As I have often written here, the Common Core Standards are just common sense – but that the devil is in the details of implementation. And in light of the unfortunate excessive secrecy surrounding...
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The Best Places To Get The "Same" Text Written For Different "Levels"

The Best Places To Get The "Same" Text Written For Different "Levels" | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Having the "same" text written for different levels of English comprehension can be a life-saver for a multi-level class of English Language Learners or for a teacher with a mainstream class that i...
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Tools & Resources

Tools & Resources | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
FOSTERING ACADEMIC INTERACTION SKILLS Constructive Conversation Skills Poster   (PDF) This tool shows four important conversation skills, their icons, and sentence starters to help students engage...
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Janet McQueen's curator insight, November 17, 2014 6:49 PM

Very practical poster of sentence starters suitable for different oral language academic discussions. 

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50-state look at how Common Core playing out

50-state look at how Common Core playing out | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
The Associated Press takes a state-by-state look at Common Core standards in the United States.
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