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Science and Language: Making Connections with the Next Generation Science Standards

Originally posted April 12, 2013 on Colorin Colorado by Ayanna Cooper In this post, guest blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some of the discussion focused on ELLs from the National Science Teachers Association’s annual conference. Imagine a classroom where English learners are being cognitively challenged while developing science knowledge and English language simultaneously. A…

The Role of the English as a Second Language Teacher During the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

Diane Staehr Fenner / September 11, 2012 Forty-six states have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but few have fully executed and practices to assist English Learners reach those standards. This disconnect poses a number of challenges for English as a Second Language (ESL) and general education teachers as…