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SupportEd’s Top 10 Ways to Support English Learners in 2017

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On January 13, 2017
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  • Advocacy, collaboration, ELL, top ten list
By Diane Staehr Fenner | January 13, 2017 Happy New Year! Here are SupportEd, we recognize that we are all moving into some uncertain times, and we would like to share our plan for addressing the anxiety that you may also be feeling when it comes to supporting your English learners. As you may be […]
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English Learner High School Graduation Rates

  • Posted by Jill Kester
  • On December 13, 2016
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The most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition in 2016 on English learners and high school graduation rates shows ELs with a graduation rate of 62.6% compared with 82.3% for students overall—an approximate 20% difference. This serves as a sobering reminder to all of us in the field […]
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Meet Our Founder and President Diane Staehr Fenner

  • Posted by Jill Kester
  • On December 13, 2016
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While we at SupportEd love today’s digital world of online meetings, online courses, and webinars, we are always searching for chances to really get to know others in deeper ways and for you to know us, as well. As a result, we have decided to highlight members of the team at SupportEd in the newsletter […]
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Book Review: Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners: Practical Strategies to Develop Higher-Order Thinking Skills

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 22, 2016
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Originally posted on Colorin Colorado by Diane Staehr Fenner Background Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners: Practical Strategies to Develop Higher-Order Thinking Skills is the latest book by Larry Ferlazzo and his teaching partner Katie Hull Sypnieski. Released in May 2016 and published by Jossey-Bass, it serves as a sequel to The ESL/ELL […]
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PART 4: Implementing The Common Core with ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 22, 2016
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Originally posted on achievethecore.org by Diane Staehr Fenner What to Do When Curricular Materials for ELLs Are Not Available Where to look for additional ELL resources to support Common Core-aligned lessons So, now that you’ve hopefully read my last blog post and learned about suggestions for where to go to find CCSS-aligned high-quality instructional resources […]
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Part 3: Implementing The Common Core with ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 22, 2016
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Originally posted on achievethecore.org by Diane Staehr Fenner CCSS-Aligned Materials for ELL Students Where to Find High-Quality Curricular Materials for ELLs in the Public Domain While it is often noted that there is a lack of high-quality CCSS-aligned curricular materials for ELLs, there is a slowly expanding base of materials that are in the public […]
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ELA/Literacy Tools on AchievetheCore.org: Resources That Can Support ELLs in the Classroom

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 22, 2016
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Originally posted on Colorin Colorado by Diane Staehr Fenner, Claire Rivero ELLs bring many linguistic and cultural strengths to the classroom. However, when you have ELLs in your classroom, it can sometimes feel like you need to create two different lessons for every class period – one for native speakers of English and one to […]
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Part 2: Implementing The Common Core with ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 9, 2016
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originally posted on achievethecore.org by Diane Staehr Fenner Criteria for Curricular Materials Labeled as Appropriate for ELLs How to determine whether instructional materials support ELLs’ needs Although the CCSS were not originally written with ELLs in mind, there are several tools available for those educators who wish to evaluate the degree to which curricular materials […]
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Part 1: Implementing The Common Core with ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 9, 2016
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originally posted on achievethecore.org by Diane Staehr Fenner The Shifts and ELLs An ELL expert explains what the Common Core means for teachers of English language learners According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the percentage of English language learners (ELLs) in PreK-12 in the United States was just over 10 percent or approximately […]
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California’s ELA/ELD Framework: Bringing It All Together

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On April 6, 2016
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by Diane Staehr Fenner In working with content and ESL teachers in multiple states, I’ve often found that teachers feel most comfortable using their “own” standards in teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). That is, content teachers may use primarily content standards, and ESL teachers may focus their instruction around their state’s English Language Proficiency or […]
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