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The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners

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I’ve previously written about my concern and skepticism related to Common Core Standards (see The Best Articles Concerns About Common Core Standards).

Right now, there are no specific guidelines on applying Common Core English standards to English Language Learners, even though there is a bunch of money getting ready to be spent to develop ELL tests that are pegged to the Common Core (see The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing).

It does appear, though, that funders are starting to throw money around to relate Common Core to ELL’s (“good money after bad?” or “bad money after bad money?).

Also:

The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners:

“Common Core” Standards And English Language Learners is a post I wrote last year.

Standards Organizers Leave English Proficiency to States is by Mary Ann Zehr at Ed Week.

Stanford to Lead Creation of ELL Standards for ‘Common Core’ is by Mary Ann Zehr, and appeared in her blog, Learning The Language.

ELL Researchers Hope to Launch Effort on ‘Common Core’ is also by Mary Ann.

Colorin Colorado has a page on “Common Core State Standards and English Language Learners.”

Application of Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners is from Common Core.

Gates Joins Stanford ELL Project as Details Emerge is from Education Week.

Stanford Launches “Understanding Language” Initiative

“Language Demands to Grow for ELLs Under New Standards”

ELLs Are Focus in Teacher-Led Project on Common Core is a post from Education Week’s Learning The Language blog.

Assessment Group Revises English-Language-Development Standards is from Ed Week’s Learning The Language blog.

Next Generation Science Standards and English-Learners is also from Learning The Language.

New Blog to Focus on Common Core and English-Learners is from Learning The Language at Education Week.

Guide: Tying Common Core and English-Proficiency is from Education Week.

Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards corresponding to the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards is from CCSSO.

The California State Board of Education is approving new English Language Development standards aligned to Common Core state standards in reading and writing. Read all about it at Ed Source.

California Board Adopts New English-Language Proficiency Standards


Translating the Common Core for Dual-Language Classrooms
is from Education Week.

College Board Puts Spotlight on Needs of ELLs, New Kinds of Tests is from Education Week.

Testing Groups Work on Accessibility for English-Learners is from Learning The Language.

Takeaways From the AFT Roundtable on the CCSS and ELLs is from Colorin Colorado.

New Common Core Unit Plan On Persuasive Writing

Top Ten Resources on the CCSS for ELLs comes from Colorin Colorado.


Key Principles for ELL Instruction
comes from Stanford.

Teaching Informational Text to ELLs is from Colorin Colorado.

Background Knowledge: A Key to Close Reading with ELLs

TESOL Discussion: What is the role of the ESL teacher in the Common Core? is from Colorin Colorado.

Common Core Math for English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado.

Overview of the Common Core State Standards Initiatives for ELLs is from TESOL.

English-Learners and the New Science Standards is from Learning The Language and is a related post.

The Common Core Oral Language Standards and Accountable Talk Read Aloud is a useful post.

TESOL Report: The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher is by Diane Staehr Fenner.

The Common Core State Standards and English Learners: A Resource Page is from TESOL.

Year-End Review: A Recap of Our CCSS for ELLs Posts is from the blog, Common Core and ELLs.

Year-End Review: A Recap of Our CCSS for ELLs Posts (Part 2) is from Common Core and ELLs.

Q & A Collections: Implementing The Common Core is one of my posts over at Education Week Teacher. It brings together all my posts there on…the Common Core.

New Report On ELLs & Common Core

New! Common Core and ELLs Resource Section on Colorín Colorado is an important new resource.


Common Core poses big challenge for students, big opportunity for teachers
and emphasizes strategies for ELLs.

Welcome Back to Writing with ELLs and the Common Core! is from Colorin Colorado.

Common Core for ELLs: Resource Roundup is from Colorin Colorado.

Understanding Language from Stanford has just released a number of resources for ELLs and the Math Common Core Standards.

Colorin Colorado has posted about additional math common core resources.

ESL and Classroom Teachers Team Up to Teach Common Core is from Education Week.

Implementing the Common Core for English Learners: Responses to Common Questions is from The Center For Applied Linguistics.

ESL Teachers, Academic Language, and the Common-Core Standards is from Ed Week.

The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning English is from The Atlantic.

Common Core Standards for English Language Learners is from Colorin Colorado.

Helping English Language Learners Adapt Under Common Core is by Wendi Pillars.

New Education Standards Widen Achievement Gap For English Learners? is from NPR.

Text Dependent Questions for ELLs is by Diane Staehr Fenner.

Teachers of English-Learners Feel Least Prepared for Common Core, Survey Finds is from Ed Week.

Urban Districts Develop Common-Core Guide for Teaching ELLs is from Ed Week.

Big-City Districts Delve Into Common-Core Teaching for English-Learners is from Ed Week.

Scaffolding CCSS Instruction for ELLs – New Resource Guides is from Colorin Colorado.

Thought I’m not particularly convinced that Common Core is a boon for English Language Learners, here are a couple of posts that suggest otherwise (they’re both from the Hechinger Report):

Common Core can help English learners in California, new study says

What urban districts need to know to get their English language learners up to Common Core standards

Socratic Circles and the Common Core: Part I is from Colorin Colorado.

Application of Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners is from Common Core.

Realizing Opportunities for English Learners in the Common Core English Language Arts and Disciplinary Literacy Standards is from Understanding Language.

The Common Core Challenge for ELLs

Most Popular 2014 Blog Posts: The Crystal Ball Revisited is from Common Core and ELLs.

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  1. WIDA (wida.us) is building its new performance indicators with Common Core connections. Worth looking at.

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