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February CCSS Updates from Education Week

Hi, Everyone! Since Education Week continues to provide excellent, in-depth coverage of the Common Core State Standards roll-out, this week we wanted to share a few highlights from their recent headlines. Feature #1: Florida Asking for Public Comment on ELP Standards Lesli Maxwell reports on her Learning the Language blog that Florida is soliciting public…

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Recent CCSS for ELLs Resource Roundup

Greetings from snowed-in Washington, DC!  This week I’d like to take a break from text-dependent questions to share some resources with you on implementing the Common Core with ELLs that have become available recently. You’ll also notice our new blog design, which we hope will make it easier to see previous posts and resources!  And…

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Text-Dependent Questions for ELLs (Part 1)

In this week’s post, I’ll circle back to another theme from Tim Shanahan’s fascinating article called “Letting the Text Take Center Stage” (American Educator, Fall 2013). As you may recall from my previous posts, Shanahan’s article explores the issues of background knowledge and text-dependent questions (TDQs) as they relate to the Common Core. Back in December,…