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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Welcome Back to Writing with ELLs and the Common Core!

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On September 3, 2013
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  • Common Core, ELL, English as a Second Language, Writing
Welcome Back to Writing with ELLs and the Common Core! Originally posted August 9, 2013 on Colorin Colorado In this week’s post, guest blogger Dr. Ayanna Cooper writes about…writing! In preparation for the start of a new school year, teachers may begin planning their first few lessons or units. When thinking about implementing Common Core State Standards, some might […]
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Year-End Review: A Recap of our CCSS for ELLs Posts (Part 2)

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 28, 2013
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  • Colorin Colorado, Common Core, ELL, English as a Second Language, English language learner, English learners, ESL, language, mathematics, next generation, NGSS, Professional Development, science, Writing
In last week’s post, I shared the first part of the year-end review of our CCSS for ELLs posts. That post focused on the big picture overview of the year’s posts related to implementing the CCSS for ELLs. This week, I’ll give you a recap of instructional considerations and resources for teaching a CCSS-based curriculum to […]
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Writing “Just Right” Research Questions: Strategies for ELLs

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 28, 2013
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  • Common Core, ELL, English language learner, research questions, Writing
Originally posted June 5, 2013 on Colorin Colorado by Diane Staehr Fenner In my first post in this series about the Common Core and writing, I looked at some general considerations for English language learners (ELLs), including an overview of how the the writing standards are organized in English Language Arts/Literacy. In my second post, I focused on […]
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Culture and Writing for ELLs in the CCSS

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 28, 2013
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  • CCSS, Common Core, Culture, ELLs, English language learners, Writing
Originally posted May 17, 2013 on Colorin Colorado I’m finding that as I write my posts, my original ideas morph into unexpected topics. While preparing last week’s post on ELL writing considerations in the Common Core, I was struck by the fact that the intersection of culture and writing is not explicitly addressed in the CCSS, […]
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June 2013 Newsletter

  • Posted by Diane Staehr Fenner
  • On June 3, 2013
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  • Advocacy, American Federation of Teachers, collaboration, Common Core, Culture, Education, English as a Second Language, English language learners, English learners, ESL, language, Professional Development, teacher evaluation, TESOL, WIDA, WIDA ACCESS, Writing
Thank you for your interest in DSF Consulting – a firm that provides consulting services for English learners and those who educate them. Here are a few things we were up to in May 2013. Diane’s book Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators (which will be published by Corwin press in September) received rave reviews […]
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