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Scaffolding CCSS Instruction for ELLs – New Resource Guides

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 11, 2014
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  • CCSS, Colorin Colorado, ELL, English language learner, ESL, Professional Development, scaffolding
By Diane Staehr Fenner / Originally published on the Colorin Colorado website / September 9, 2014 In my third post of the new school year, I’ll share with you more new resources that will support ELLs with instruction aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. (You can see my first […]
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A Deeper Look at an Innovative High School CCSS Lesson for ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 10, 2014
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  • CCSS, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, ELL, English language learner, ESL, High School
By Diane Staehr Fenner / Originally published on the Colorin Colorado website / August 26, 2014 In my last post, I shared Colorin Colorado’s new multimedia project filmed with ELLs and ESL teachers in Poughkeepsie, NY. This week, I’d like to delve a little deeper into one of the high school lessons taught by ESL teacher […]
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New Multimedia Project: ELLs and their Teachers in Poughkeepsie, NY Common Core Classrooms

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 9, 2014
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  • academic language, CCSS, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, ELL, English language learner, ESL
Originally published on Colorin Colorado by Diane Staehr Fenner / August 13, 2014 As you prepare for a new school year, I’d like to share with you a rich multimedia project that was recently added to Colorín Colorado. The Common Core in Poughkeepsie, NY highlights authentic ways six ESL teachers worked with middle and high school ELLs to implement Common Core-aligned lessons. […]
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Summer Slide, ELLs, and the Common Core

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 26, 2014
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  • CCSS, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, ELL, larry ferlazzo, summer school, summer slide
Originally published at Colorin Colorado by Diane Staehr Fenner / June 19, 2014 As the current school year winds down, I’m coming across several articles and blog posts on the “summer slide” phenomenon. The term summer slide refers to the learning loss that many students experience during summer vacation. This blog post highlights how the summer slide […]
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What’s Your “Elevator Speech” About Your Expertise with the Common Core for ELLs?

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 29, 2014
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  • Advocacy, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, elevator speech, English as a Second Language, English language learner, ESL, Professional Development
By Diane Staehr Fenner | originally published on Colorin Colorado May 22, 2014 Throughout my conversations with educators this spring, I’ve focused on helping ESL teachers further develop their leadership skills as they solidify their role within the Common Core framework.  One strategy is for ESL teachers to get some practice at explaining these new […]
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edTPA Perspectives from the Field: Influence of CCSS and Impact on Teachers of ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 19, 2014
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  • academic language, CCSS, Common Core, edTPA, ELL
By Diane Staehr Fenner / originally posted on Colorin Colorado May 16, 2014 In last week’s blog post, I shared some information on the edTPA for English as an Additional Language (EAL), which is a new licensure assessment for pre-service teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL). I focused on the connection between the edTPA in English as […]
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Preparing New Teachers to Work with ELLs: An Overview of the edTPA

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 12, 2014
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  • academic language, Common Core, edTPA, ELL, English as a Second Language, English language learner, Praxis, Professional Development
By Diane Staehr Fenner | Originally posted on Colorin Colorado May 1, 2014 recent blog post, I wrote about how ELL experts are rethinking preparation of ESL teachers in the Common Core era.  As I wrote that post, one of the topics I started thinking about was the edTPA, a relatively new assessment for pre-service teacher candidates […]
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Preparation of ESL Teachers in Common Core Era

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On April 16, 2014
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  • Aida Walqui, Amanda Kibler, CCSS, edTPA, English as a Second Language, English language learner, ESL, Guadalupe Valdes, Kellogg Foundation, standards, TESOL
Originally published on the Colorin Colorado website by Diane Staehr Fenner / April 9, 2014 Happy Spring! After spending much of March providing professional development to ESL and content teachers in a few states, as well as attending the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Portland, OR, I’m happy to be back in the Washington, DC […]
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Common Core Curriculum Rubric: Meeting the Needs of ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On February 28, 2014
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  • assessment, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, curriculum, ELL, English as a Second Language, rubric, text dependent questions, WIDA
Originally published on Colorin Colorado by Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder / February 27, 2014 This week we’d like to focus on taking a closer look at CCSS-based curriculum that meets English language learners (ELLs)’ needs. I was recently asked to review ESL curriculum that is being developed for a state education agency and is designed to […]
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Recent CCSS for ELLs Resource Roundup

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On February 28, 2014
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  • academic language, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, ELL, English as a Second Language, MOOC
Originally posted on Colorin Colorado by Diane Staehr Fenner / February 13, 2014 Greetings from snowed-in Washington, DC!  This week I’d like to take a break from text-dependent questions to share some resources with you on implementing the Common Core with ELLs that have become available recently. You’ll also notice our new blog design, which we hope will […]
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