2012 ELD Standards: Challenges and Promises in Implementation PowerPoint Presentation by Diep Nguyen, NorthEastern Illinois University, WIDA 2012 ELD Debut event.
Differentiating the Common Core State Standards for ELLs. PowerPoint presentation by Elizabeth Franks and Barbara Tedesco, WIDA consultants.

Best Practices for ELLs that work in all Classes for all Students, Common Core State Standards Link to multiple resources for ELs

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms Definitions and Contexts. See Also 6 related Grade Level Books

This companion (foundational) book to the six-book series, Academic Language Demands for Language Learners: From Text to Context, encapsulates the broad ideas of the series by presenting the evolving theory behind the construct of academic language, a definition and examples of each of its components, and a template for direct classroom applicability. Each of the six books in the series is a more detailed, comprehensive treatment of text-based academic language at each grade level and describes the process by which teachers can incorporate academic language into their instructional assessment practices.

From Common Core Standards to Curriculum:Five Big Ideas, This article by Jay McTighe & Grant Wiggins explores five big ideas about the Common Core State Standards and their translation into a curriculum. While not ESL specific, their guidance for curriculum development is helpful since curriculum for ELLs must include and be incorporated into the district curriculum.
SBSD Domain: Resources to support curriculum development based on Understanding by Design (UBD), blogs with video clips explaining the process, links to UBD Intro, Template, PowerPoint slides. Not ESL specific but minimal inclusion of ESL. Curriculum Mapping basic info can be helpful to all, but the Samples are for HS.
**Literacy Design Collaborative** LDC Free tools for the Common Core using the LDC design. Enroll to obtain the task templates that can be modified for CCSS types of tasks. As you develop Curriculum for CCSS seek to integrate the ELD standards. For a quick list of the **LDC Template Task Collection**, see a summary and brief explanation.

PARCC Model Content Frameworks. The frameworks for ELA/literacy and Math serve as a bridge between the Common Core Stte Standards and the PARCC assessments.


Understanding by Design (UbD) Related Websites. Updated 8/15/16 Jay McTighe has compiled a list of sample UBD lessons in a collection of websites in support of UbD. Note: that when serving ELs, additional components need to be added such as ELD standards, language objectives, and other supports. However, starting with recommended UbD lessons and resources can be very helpful.


Release of Middle School ELA Unit Video Cases: Persuasion across Time and Space
Stanford University’s Understanding Language (UL) initiative launches a set of six videos around our middle school ELA unit titled Persuasion across Time and Space, in partnership with Teaching Channel and Denver Public Schools.
Supporting ELLs in Mathematics CCSS-aligned Mathematics Tasks with Annotations and Other Resources, See sample templates to help focus on language.
ReadWorks.Org MUST SEE, Not EL specific, but outstanding K-6 free lessons/units, many lessons appropriate for sec. ELs. See the K-6 skill lessons and Comprehension units aligned to Common Core.
The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving the nation's reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students. ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.
**Educore Sample Math Concept Lesson from EduCore, Interpreting Algebraic Expressions** See other math examples.
**Educore Literacy Tools** See Argumentation Module Examples and Informational Module Literacy Design Collaborative ELA, Science and Social Studies examples
ACHIEVE THE CORE Excellent Resources with FREE Lessons and TOOLs for PD.

This website is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards. It includes practical tools designed to help students and teachers. See the tools for Professional Development, video clips and so forth. Hundreds of samples of Common Core-aligned student work from K-12 classrooms around the country. See **Supporting All Students Section** with resources for students with lower literacy levels and EL support. Rec. by Sharon Aguina

CC BETTERLESSON Free lessons from master teachers aligned with Common Core. Select Math or Language Arts and Grade Level Not EL specific. Recommended by Sharon Aguina


State of New Jersey: Dept. of Education
ESL Curriculum Exemplars
“School districts may use the WIDA Standards to revise and/or develop an integrated language ESL curriculum. In order to facilitate this process, the New Jersey Department of Education, in conjunction with local school district representatives, has developed ESL Curriculum Exemplars. The exemplars are essentially a sample unit plan at each of the five grade level clusters – pre-k-k, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Backward design/Understanding by Design, project-based, learning, and 21st century skills have all been infused into the units.”

School District 21 Curriculum Framework
School District 21 has developed a core curriculum based on the Illinois Learning Standards, which are intended to serve as the basis for student assessment in Illinois. See the Language. See inclusion of English Language Development, Spanish Language Development and other languages in Language Arts standards. See English Language Development standards in Math.


Smart Solutions for K-12 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
BuildYourOwnCurriculum is a Web-based solution that works wherever you have computers with an Internet connection—you don't need to change or expand your current network infrastructure. Your curriculum portal can be customized with your logo and other appropriate graphics and can include links to and from your current Web site. Additionally, BuildYourOwnCurriculum is extremely customizable and can be configured to follow the philosophy of Understanding by Design or other district specific approaches. Build Your Own Curriculum /Online Demos MUST SEE, VERY IMPRESSIVE

Atlas Curriculum Mapping Online curriculum management tool, easy to use and has full Understanding by Design Support. Not ESL specific, but districts can integrate curriculum that is appropriate for the range of English Learners served.

Course Mason
Course Mason is a free comprehensive online tool that helps teachers and administrators prioritize and align Common Core Standards and develop articulated courses, units and assessments. Rec. by Vlad Trostin