Katie Hull Sypnieski and I have just put the finishing touches on our new book, Navigating The Common Core With English Language Learners.

It’s a sequel to our last book, The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide.

Our new book will be published in March, 2016 by Jossey-Bass.

Here’s an excerpt from their draft 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.