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The Growing Problem of Suburban Poverty - Economy - Utne Reader

The Growing Problem of Suburban Poverty - Economy - Utne Reader | Academic Language, Students living in Poverty, English learners and Struggling learners and the Common Core | Scoop.it

There are still plenty of poor people in the cities, but suburban poverty is a bigger problem.


Via Bhopkins, Jocelyn Stoller
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With 49% of the nation's students living in poverty, we have to understand it as more than an urban problem

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Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy – Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy – Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching | Academic Language, Students living in Poverty, English learners and Struggling learners and the Common Core | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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Helpful article about helping to define the knowledge that students will obtain (known as a learning objective) and not what they will 'do' to obtain this knowledge. What students do to learn can be defined at what tasks they will do (listen, speak, read, and write) to learn.
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Understanding the achievement gap as an academic language gap - Debbie Zacarian EdD, and Associates, LLC

Understanding the achievement gap as an academic language gap - Debbie Zacarian EdD, and Associates, LLC | Academic Language, Students living in Poverty, English learners and Struggling learners and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Many educational scholars and practitioners, including me, have written extensively about teaching students from underserved populations.  The focus of this work has included students living in poverty, from diverse cultural and racial experiences, and who are English learners. These are made more relevant by an ever-increasing population of students and families living in poverty, the significant rate of school absenteeism among our nation’s poor, and an increase in racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity among the nation’s populace.  While it’s critical to understand underserved student populations, it is especially important to look at the type of language and literacy that are needed to perform successfully in school.  Some students come to school with a deep foundation in the language system that is used in school while increasing numbers do not. These differences represent what many refer to as the achievement gap. We might think of it as an academic language gap between students who come to school with this foundational language and those who must learn it while simultaneously attending school. What is proficiency in academic language? In the United States, the federal definition of the abilities that an English learner must obtain to be considered proficient in English sheds some light… Read More
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The Growing Problem of Suburban Poverty - Economy - Utne Reader

The Growing Problem of Suburban Poverty - Economy - Utne Reader | Academic Language, Students living in Poverty, English learners and Struggling learners and the Common Core | Scoop.it

There are still plenty of poor people in the cities, but suburban poverty is a bigger problem.


Via Bhopkins, Jocelyn Stoller
Debbie Zacarian's insight:

With 49% of the nation's students living in poverty, we have to understand it as more than an urban problem

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Poverty Hinders Kids' Early Brain Development | Psych Central News

Poverty Hinders Kids' Early Brain Development | Psych Central News | Academic Language, Students living in Poverty, English learners and Struggling learners and the Common Core | Scoop.it
A new study shows that poverty may have a direct impact on the early development of the brain, with children from poor families lagging behind in two key.
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Most English language learners as well as many of the nation's students live well below the poverty level. It's been found to have a deep impact on brain development- though not impossible to overcome, we need to address the issue intentionally

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nicole jennings's curator insight, March 11, 2014 2:02 PM

This will help me understand why certain children are taking longer than others to learn certain things, especially depending on the area I am teaching in.

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Children 12 and under are fastest growing group of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border

Children 12 and under are fastest growing group of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border | Academic Language, Students living in Poverty, English learners and Struggling learners and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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Charlotte Danielson on Teaching and the Common Core

Charlotte Danielson on Teaching and the Common Core | Academic Language, Students living in Poverty, English learners and Struggling learners and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Teaching expert Charlotte Danielson discusses the effects of the common standards on instructional practice and teacher professional development.
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Danielson, known for her work in teacher evaluation, shares thoughts on The Common Core and new assessments about them.  Do you agree with her points-weigh in!

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The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use) | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use) | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Academic Language, Students living in Poverty, English learners and Struggling learners and the Common Core | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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The web offers many learning tools.  See Ferlazzo's great suggestions

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Chris Carter's curator insight, December 22, 2013 5:50 AM

Larry Ferlazzo is amazing.

Chris Carter's comment, December 22, 2013 10:58 AM
I love being the messenger. Larry Ferlazzo is amazing.