We apply our English learner expertise to evaluate and/or create products and materials targeted at PreK-12 ELs and their teachers to use in effectively teaching ELs language and content simultaneously. We base our curriculum design for ELs at different levels of proficiency on rigorous content and English language development standards.
Recently, we scaffolded several Common Core-aligned curricular units in English language arts and mathematics for ELs in K-12 at different levels of proficiency for the New York State Department of Education. This work was conducted in partnership with the American Institutes for Research. The scaffolded resource guides can be found here on the engageNY website.
We have also developed several practical curricular tools for teachers to use when implementing the Common Core with their ELs. These tools, including frameworks for creating text-dependent questions and guides for teaching background knowledge to ELs, can be found on the Colorín Colorado blog.