Cutting to the Common Core

How will the CCSS affect the teaching of language and literacy?

Cutting to the Common Core

True to Form
A compilation of formative assessment programs to complement the Common Core-aligned tests

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

Mathematically Speaking
Judit Moschkovich offers teachers recommendations for supporting English learners in mathematics classrooms

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

Fostering Academic Interaction
Kate Kinsella offers an action plan to encourage second language learners to participate in constructive classroom discussion

 

 

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Relevance of Rights for All
Ayanna Cooper incorporates social justice into the Common Core for English learners

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

Understanding Language
Kenji Hakuta and Martha Castellón present the challenges and opportunities for English Language Learners

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

Sticking to the Script
Timothy Shanahan reassesses the role of handwriting in literacy development

 

 

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Decoding Complex Text
Rebecca Blum-Martínez offers a strategy to help English learners cope with the more complex language requirements of the Common Core

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

Making Vocabulary Number One
Dr. Kate Kinsella offers strategies for prioritizing vocabulary for competent text analysis, discussion, and constructed response

 

 

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Grade Expectations
Language Magazine finds out what’s being done to fairly accommodate English learners in the Common Core assessments

 

 

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Analyzing Informational Text
Dr. Kate Kinsella tackles the particular challenges of preparing learners to be able to analyze and discuss complex informational text

 

 

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Academic Language Development Network
Susan O’Hara, Jeff Zwiers, and Robert Pritchard explain the mission of the Academic Language Development Network

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

Be the Change
Armando Zúñiga explains how we need to transform the ‘instructional core’ to meet the demands of English language learners in the 21st century

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

Changing the Playing Field, Part Two
In the second installment of a two-part article, Jeff Zwiers, Susan O’Hara, and Robert Pritchard present essential shifts for teaching Common Core Standards to academic English learners

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

The Benefits of Narrow Reading Units
Dr. Kate Kinsella advocates the use of narrow reading units as a portal to word knowledge and literate discourse

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

The Key to English Standards
John Carr argues that the collaborative discussions element is the most important of all standards

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

The Positive Side of the Digital Divide
Judith Zorfass and Tracy Gray recommend using digital text to differentiate reading instruction

 

 

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Communicating on the Same Wavelength
Kate Kinsella offers strategies to prepare adolescent English Learners for the cultural and linguistic demands of academic interactions

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

My Students Can’t Read So How Will They Write?
Hillary Wolfe recommends building strategic scaffolds to assist adolescent writing

 

 

Cutting to the Common Core

Disrupting Discourse
Dr. Kate Kinsella recommends launching an Academic Language Campaign to prepare diverse learners for the Common Core State Standards

 

Cutting to the Common Core

Introduction to CCSS
An introduction to a series of articles on how implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will affect teaching, Language Magazine presents a selection of expert advice

 

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