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Monday, October 16

  1. page Math edited ... Algebra Student Tutorials Don't miss this site. Students writing to explain math to other stud…
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    Algebra Student Tutorials Don't miss this site. Students writing to explain math to other students.
    Math Graphic Organizers Math graphic organizers with focus on writing in math. Scroll down to see the organizers designed by HS teachers at Thomas County HS.
    Secondary Math Graphic Organizers Support for secondary math classes with organizers for specific math topics. Notice the scaffolding for some organizers. One with lots of support, the other blank.
    Math and Science Resources These resources were collected by J Gordon and teachers in Innovative ESL Methods classes. See Math Only link at the top.
    The Mathematics Assessment Program (MAP) (Not ESL specific, but great differentiated resources for Common Core State Standards (CCSSM) Dev. by MARS Mathematics Assessment Service. Select the Task option for "Expert, Apprentice, and Novice options. Rec. by Rebecca Resnick.
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Friday, November 18

  1. page CURRICULUM edited ... PARCC Model Content Frameworks. The frameworks for ELA/literacy and Math serve as a bridge bet…
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    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.
    SAMPLE LESSONS ALIGNED WITH COMMON CORE PLUS SUPPORT TOOLS
    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.
    ILLINOIS COMMON CORE POWERFUL RESOURCE FOR DEVELOPING CURRICULUM BASED ON UBD. SEE SAMPLE MATH UNITS WHICH INCLUDE WIDA STANDARDS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR ELLS, PLUS ACADEMIC VOCABULARY AND SUPPORT VOCABULARY.
    Release of Middle School ELA Unit Video Cases: Persuasion across Time and Space
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Wednesday, October 26

  1. page Content & Language Objectives edited RESOURCES Content Objectives, a teacher-friendly explanation of content objectives by Ceres Sch…

    RESOURCES
    Content Objectives, a teacher-friendly explanation of content objectives by Ceres School District with Link to Action Verbs for Content Objective.Writing Objectives Using Blooms Taxonomy
    MUST SEE! How to Write Language Objectives A 2011 resource provided by Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. and Tonya Ward Singer. See other resources in this site: Best Practices for ELLs that work in all classrooms for all students.
    Developing & delivering lessons with overt language objectives Aiming High, A SCOE publication. This article explains the rationale for, examples of, and suggestions for developing language objectives.
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  2. page CURRICULUM edited ... This website is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the C…
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    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
    SCHOOL DISTRICT CURRICULUMCURRICULUM SAMPLES
    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.”
    http://www.nj.gov/education/bilingual/resources/curriculum/

    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.
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Tuesday, May 10

  1. page MATERIALS & PD RESOURCES edited PRIME Instructional Materials A WIDA RESOURCE These are the instructional materials that have be…
    PRIME Instructional Materials A WIDA RESOURCE
    These are the instructional materials that have been reviewed by WIDA-trained correlators.
    "Please note that WIDA does not endorse any set of instructional materials. ELL teachers work in a range of environments that may include pull-out classes, stand-alone classes, or a combination thereof and the needs of their ELL students vary widely. For that reason, teachers should consider the information contained in the correlation below along with other questions listed in the FAQs to determine how particular materials best meet their needs"

    IRC ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ESL MATERIALS
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    to ELs recommended bythat Jeanette Gordon.Gordon suggests for examination in your district. The first
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    on program type, what types for the kinds of materials to selectthat may be beneficial and the
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    use them. Please note: The bibliography
    OTHER RESOURCES
    Larry Ferlazzo Resources Larry Ferlazzo has developed an amazing collection of resources for teaching ESL and content to ELLs. He is a high school instructor.who emphasizes building on student strengths. See his books on the site and the impressive reviews.
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  2. page MATERIALS & PD RESOURCES edited IRC ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ESL MATERIALS {April 2014 {May 2016 Bibliography of ... recomm…

    IRC ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ESL MATERIALS
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    recommended by the IRC staff.Jeanette Gordon. The first
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    be omitted. If you are aware of high-quality resources that you feel should be included, please email Jeanette Gordon at jgordon@cntrmail.org with your suggestion and the reasons for your recommendation.
    OTHER RESOURCES
    Larry Ferlazzo Resources Larry Ferlazzo has developed an amazing collection of resources for teaching ESL and content to ELLs. He is a high school instructor.who emphasizes building on student strengths. See his books on the site and the impressive reviews.
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Tuesday, November 17

  1. page Vocabulary edited ... NOTE: This page focuses on the Word Level. See the ACADEMIC LANGUAGE page for Sentence and Dis…
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    NOTE: This page focuses on the Word Level. See the ACADEMIC LANGUAGE page for Sentence and Discourse Levels
    {Reading and Voc. Resources.pdf} This resource contains Vocabulary and Reading strategies effective in diverse classes with ELLs compiled by Jeanette Gordon, See also a strategy for teaching {Nuances of meaning Walk Talk.pdf}
    GRADE LEVEL VOCABULARY INFORMATION A wiki with web sites that either list or include recommended grade level or subject level vocabulary lists that may serve as a discussion starter or beginning point for schools that are generating vocabulary lists.
    {Academic_Word_List_by_Frequency.pdf} (Averil Coxhead, 2000):a list of 570 high-incidence and high-utility academic words for Secondary School, Higher Education, Career70% of these words are Spanish Cognates, 50% are high frequency words in Spanish
    Sublist families of the Academic Word List Word families for each set of words on the Academic Word List.
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