Jossey-Bass is making all the lesson plans and student hand-outs from our Navigating The Common Core With ELLs book available for free online – you don’t even have to register to get them! Just go to our page on the publisher’s site and download away!
Here’s an excerpt that appeared in Edutopia.
Collaborative Writing, Common Core, and ELLs is the title of the latest excerpt from our new book.
Peer Review, Common Core, and ELLs is the headline of another excerpt.
How to Cultivate Student Agency in English Language Learners is the headline of the latest excerpt from our new book.
Ideas for “Close Reading” with ELL Students is the latest excerpt from our new book, Navigating The Common Core With English Language Learners. It appears in Middleweb, and even has a “bonus” excerpt on “ELL Students & Reading for Pleasure.”
Helping English-Learners Meet the Common-Core’s Speaking and Listening Standards is the title of the latest excerpt from our new book, appearing in Ed Week.
Chat Stations, Predictions, and ‘Wingmen’: More Speaking and Listening Activities for ELLs is the headline of the latest excerpt from our new book.
Under the headline Strategies for teaching the Common Core — no matter what you think about the standards, The Washington Post has published an excerpt from our book, Navigating The Common Core With English Language Learners. The excerpt focuses on Social Emotional Learning and critical thinking.
Diane Staehr Fenner has written a very positive review of our book over at Colorin Colorado.
Here’s another nice review of our book on English Language Learners and the Common Core.
Katie Hull Sypnieski and I have written a second book. This one is titled Navigating The Common Core With English Language Learners.
Our 120,000 word “opus” will be published by Jossey-Bass in April, 2016.
It’s a sequel to our previous book, The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide.
I think, and hope, that teachers will find it helpful.
This is my eighth book in eight years, and it’s clear to me that, though I think I’ve got several more books in me, I’ll be looking forward to a more sane writing and publication schedule – perhaps one every two years 🙂
Here’s an excerpt from the publisher’s description of the book:
Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners is the much-needed practical guide for ESL/ELL instructors. Written by experienced teachers of English Language Learners, this book provides a sequel to the highly-regarded ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide and is designed to help teachers implement the Common Core in the ELL classroom. You’ll find a digest of the latest research and developments in ELL education, along with comprehensive guidance in reading and writing, social studies, math, science, Social Emotional Learning and more. The Common Core is discussed in the context of ESL, including the opportunities and challenges specific to ELL students. Ready-to-use lesson plans and reproducible handouts help you bring these ideas into the classroom, and expert guidance helps you instill the higher-order thinking skills the Common Core requires.
Increasing Motivation Through Students Setting Goals is the title of my new Teaching English – British Council post. Portions of it come from our upcoming book, Navigating The Common Core With English Language Learners.
Here’s the Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 English Language Learners and the Common Core: An Overview
Chapter 2 Creating the Conditions for Success
Chapter 3 Reading
Chapter 4 Writing
Chapter 5 Speaking & Listening
Chapter 6 Language
Chapter 7 Mathematics
Chapter 8 Social Studies
Chapter 9 Science
Katie Hull Sypnieski and I led an hour Webinar for Education Week on English Language Learners and the Common Core. You can watch and listen to it for free on Ed Week’s website. You have to register in order to access it, but you can do that in a minute.
Ed Week just published the actual Webinar video: