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