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Language Demands and Opportunities in Relation to Next Generation Science Standards for ELLs | Understanding Language

Understanding Language is devoted to improving education for English Language Learners in light of the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
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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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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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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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Common Core tests still controversial

Common Core tests still controversial | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
State tests for grades three through eight conclude too many students are failing to meet Common Core proficiency levels.
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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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3 Reasons Why Your ELLs Need Arts Integration

3 Reasons Why Your ELLs Need Arts Integration | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
During my tenure as a teacher, I had the privilege of teaching English to non-native speakers -- both young people and adults. Those of you with English learners in your classroom (I'm guessing that's nearly everyone) are well aware of the challenges these students face. Beyond struggles with...
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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5 | Common Core and English Language Learners | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in grades 3-5? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
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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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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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