Socratic Circles and the Common Core: Part I

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 29, 2014
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  • CCSS, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, Common Core State Standards, ELL, socratic discussion
By Diane Staehr Fenner / Originally published on the Colorin Colorado website / September 29, 2014 In this post, we would like to share some strategies for fostering English language learners’ (ELLs) oral language as part of Common Core-based instruction. Our focus will be on practical strategies for including ELLs in Socratic circles. First, we’ll […]
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Your Role in the CCSS: Advocating for ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On December 2, 2013
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  • Advocacy, CCSS, Common Core, Common Core State Standards, ELL, English as a Second Language, English language learner
By Diane Staehr Fenner | Originally published on November 26, 2013 on the Colorin Colorado website I have been very fortunate this fall to work with dedicated teachers and administrators in a few different states who are involved with the education of English language learners (ELLs). As I’ve been speaking with these educators and keeping […]
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Resources for Teaching the CCSS in Mathematics to ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On November 8, 2013
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  • CCSS, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, Common Core State Standards, ELL, mathematics
By Diane Staehr Fenner | Originally published on the Colorin Colorado website October 8, 2013 Resources for Teaching the CCSS in Mathematics to ELLs As I continue to learn so much from Mathematics for ELLs expert Dr. Anita Bright while we collaborate on scaffolding New York State’s P-12 CCSS inMathematics curriculum for ELLs, I have a heightened awareness of […]
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Analysis of a PARCC ELA Assessment Task Through an ELL Lens (Part 1)

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 3, 2013
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  • accommodations, assessment, Colorin Colorado, Common Core, Common Core State Standards, ELL, PARCC, Writing
Originally published on Colorin Colorado August 23, 2013 by Diane Staehr Fenner As you may have heard, the Common Core assessment consortium PARCC just released new sample items last week in English language arts (ELA) in grades 3-11 and in mathematics in grades 3-8 and high school. Since teachers will need to plan their CCSS-based instruction around the […]
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May 2013 Newsletter

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On May 1, 2013
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  • Common Core, Common Core State Standards, ELL, English language learner, English learner, National Education Association, TESOL
In this month’s newsletter we’ll feature some of our new contracts, work in the area of English learner advocacy, our latest writing and presentations, our Colorin Colorado blog posts, and our upcoming events. New Contracts We are excited to report that in April 2013 we signed a contract with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) […]
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