ELL and Common Core: The Road to Success
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PARCC Games is designed to reinforce the skills your students have gained throughout the year. We hope your students will enjoy playing these games, and will come back often to further deepen their...

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Brook Grove Meiller's curator insight, May 4, 2013 8:38 PM

Looks fun for kids with computers or iPads!

ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success
How do we meet the needs of the growing ELL population in light of the new Common Core State Standards?
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Teenagers without English skills face highest high school hurdles of all

Teenagers without English skills face highest high school hurdles of all | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
Every year, thousands of immigrants enroll in Minnesota public schools, but the challenges aren't equal for all of them.
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New York to Seek Federal Waiver to Test English-Learners in Native Languages

New York to Seek Federal Waiver to Test English-Learners in Native Languages | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
The state will ask the U.S. Department of Education to relax its requirements that English-learners who've been in U.S. schools for 12 months or longer take state language arts tests in English.
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The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
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Assessment and Accommodations: A Response to Dr. Shanahan’s Blog, The Lindsay Lohan Award for Poor Judgment or Dopey Doings in the Annals of Testing

Assessment and Accommodations: A Response to Dr. Shanahan’s Blog, The Lindsay Lohan Award for Poor Judgment or Dopey Doings in the Annals of Testing | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
On July 21st, Dr. Shanahan awarded the Lindsay Lohan award to the PARCC consortium for its poor decision on allowing its reading test to be read to struggling readers. Namely, PARCC has permitted a...
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States Ponder Costs of Common Tests

States Ponder Costs of Common Tests | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
After learning the price tag for PARCC tests designed to align with the common-core standards, state officials are weighing their options.
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OK Pulls Out of PARCC, Keeps Common Core

OK Pulls Out of PARCC, Keeps Common Core | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it

Ed Reform Podcast, OK Pulls Out of PARCC, Keeps Common Core w/comments from Stand for Children OK http://t.co/V0xKE8zdN9 via @ChoiceMediaTV


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http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/Common-Core/USBECommonCorePPT2013618.aspx

Did you see the presentation given to the #USBE on #CommonCore at the June mtg? http://t.co/NqslahueD3 #uted #USOE #edchat
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ELL: Common Core-Aligned Tasks in English Language Arts

A substantial body of research clearly indicates that utilizing specific instructional modifications as well as targeted pedagogical strategies can accelerate ELLs’ academic achievement and English language acquisition.  

As a result, ELLs’ academic performance can be comparable to their English proficient (EP) counterparts. 


http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/4FD788EE-7D6E-42F8-A415-C2A6C1C31A15/0/GeneralELAStrategiesforELLs_082811.pdf



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Tech Challenges take OK out of the #CommonCore game! What about other states?

Tech Challenges take OK out of the #CommonCore game! What about other states? | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it

A recent Education Week article announced Tech Challenges Lead Oklahoma to Opt Out of PARCC Exams. Only 15% of Oklahoma schools have the minimal infrastructure and computing devices eeded to participate in the PARCC Common Core Assessments. 


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Close Reading: "The Ultimate Goal"

Close Reading:      "The Ultimate Goal" | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it

Our goal with close reading is not just to pass a test, perform above a “cut score,” or read closely because the teacher said so.  Sure, the current emphasis on close reading may be due to CCR Reading Anchor Standard 1 , but is that really what we want for our children, grandchildren, and students?


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Janet Alvarez's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:56 AM

I like this article because it provides good information on close reading with a short concise definition.  The article also provides links to other websites.

Check it out!

lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:28 PM

A 3 step reading strategy.

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Text-Selection-Guidelines-CCSS-ELA-Grades-3-8.pdf


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Brook Grove Meiller's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:31 PM

New info from PARCC everyday!

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How Do Schools Unlock the Potential of English-Language Learners?

How Do Schools Unlock the Potential of English-Language Learners? | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
There are numerous ways to educate ELL students, but what is the best way to do it?
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There is so much potential to unlock, if only we will look for it!

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English-language learners, refugee students surge in OPS

English-language learners, refugee students surge in OPS | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
One in 3 students speaks a foreign language at home; and foreign speakers and refugees are up 11 percent from last year.
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PBS Launches New Video Series to Make Math 'Cool'

PBS Launches New Video Series to Make Math 'Cool' | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
PBS Math Club's interactive video series seeks to relate math to students' interests to make it more interesting to a middle school demographic.

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Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Oct. 28, 2013

Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Oct. 28, 2013 | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
What food do people in Mexico eat on the Day of the Dead?
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English-Learners and Common Core in the Classroom: Full lesson videos

English-Learners and Common Core in the Classroom: Full lesson videos | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
The bilingual website Colorín Colorado features full lesson plans created for ELLs and videos of teachers using them in the classroom.

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7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
THE Journal: K-12 Education Technology
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Some really amazing tools to use with kids!

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20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Texts

20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Texts | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it

20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts (20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts http://t.co/OQauYHA7yt #commoncore #literacy)...


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Literary vs. Informational Text: Balance

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Using Text Genre Brace Maps to Balance Informational Texts and Literature


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Janet Alvarez's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:54 AM

Good article that references the use of Thinking Maps.  The article also has a link which provides specific examples. 

lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:33 PM

Strategies for balancing the following:

Literature: Stories, drama, and poetry. Realistic fiction and historical fiction fall into the literature category and do not qualify as informational text.Informational text: Predominantly follows an expository text structure rather than a narrative form and often includes print features, captions, tables of contents, indices, diagrams, glossaries, and tables. Although biographies and memoirs are informational in terms of their content, their narrative structure excludes them from being the predominant focus for instruction of informational text.
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Math: Websites by Grade Level (K-5) and Common Core

Math:  Websites by Grade Level (K-5) and Common Core | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it

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Janet Alvarez's curator insight, July 8, 2013 8:28 AM

For Elementary K-5.  Site has CCSS standards with links to online activities for the specific standard.

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How the common core has ramped up reading expectations

How the common core has ramped up reading expectations | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it

With a Lexile of 950, Bud, Not Buddy was considered a book for 7th and 8th graders a few years ago, but now it's considered appropriate for 5th and 6th graders. Island of the Blue Dolphins used to be placed in the 8-10 grade band, but now Lexile includes it in grades 7 and 8.


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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:54 PM

Common Core book displays in book stores such as Barnes and Noble

seems to show how the common core presence has increased reading expectations for the public. 

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Refocusing the Rhetoric on Common Core

Refocusing the Rhetoric on Common Core | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
The rush to be "ready" for common assessments in 2015 has dominated conversation about the new tests. But in some places, they're starting to be seen as only a beginning.

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DPS wants Colorado to make training to teach English learners mandatory

DPS wants Colorado to make training to teach English learners mandatory | ELL and Common Core:  The Road to Success | Scoop.it
Three kindergartners waited gleefully as Heather Christman showed them a clear plastic bag filled with miniature cars and blocks.
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Training and professional development is definitely a widespread need.

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