Support for Teachers of English Language Learners
An online community for writing project TCs providing access to collaborative help in teaching English Language Learners.
Since 2010, 45 states including California have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English and Math. California has also adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These standards are designed to be of high academic rigor that prepares all students for success in college and the workplace, including ELs.
Dr. Rhoda Coleman and Dr. Claude Goldenberg, in the February 2012 Principal Leadership Magazine, urged educators to take the responsibility in making the…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on April 14, 2014 at 9:24am
Text as the source of knowledge is a given in history, because history is constructed from the texts left behind: letters, photographs, diaries, newspaper accounts, government documents, court papers, and even realia from the time period.
Having 21st century students read documents from the past is difficult: the language is often formal and official, and even if it's personal letters, the writing style is quite different from the writing we see today, and even more…Continue
Posted by Debra Schneider on April 11, 2014 at 5:30am
The California Department of Education (CDE) Language Policy and Leadership Office (LPLO) is interested in supporting you and classroom teachers in serving English learners (ELs). Therefore, the CDE is launching a new list-serv to inform participants of the latest educational research and to report on current and upcoming English Language Development (ELD) Standards related activities and resources.
I invite you and all teachers of ELs to join the list-serv by sending a blank e-mail…Continue
Posted by Brandy De Alba on April 1, 2014 at 7:23am
This year, I am using writing in different ways with my classroom. Usually, writing is writing in the sense that my 2nd grade students are asked to write a personal narrative and a friendly letter. I brought writing into math and natural science. I was chosen to pilot a new math program. Since everything is now based on and for the CCSS,…Continue