People who have ordered our new book, Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners, from Amazon should be receiving them in the mail tomorrow. If you like it, don’t feel shy about leaving a review there!

I thought readers might find it useful for me to share all the excerpts that have been published in various outlets, and putting them together in one place. I think one more is going to be published in The Washington Post soon:


Edutopia published three excerpts related to writing…

Common Core Writing & ELLs

Collaborative Writing, Common Core, and ELLs

Peer Review, Common Core, and ELLs


Middleweb published an extensive excerpt on reading…

Ideas for “Close Reading” with ELL Students (it also has a “bonus” excerpt on “ELL Students & Reading for Pleasure”)


Education Week published two excerpts on speaking and listening…

Helping English-Learners Meet the Common-Core’s Speaking and Listening Standards

Chat Stations, Predictions, and ‘Wingmen’: More Speaking and Listening Activities for ELLs


MindShift published an excerpt related to SEL…

How to Cultivate Student Agency in English Language Learners