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5-4-3-2-1 Summarizing
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CESA #1 EL OER Project This resource has 6 different graphic organizers ...

CESA #1 EL OER Project

This resource has 6 different graphic organizers that can be used to support English learners across different grade levels and content area subjects. Once you chose the most appropriate organizer for your content area I would suggest to have an EL use the same organizer for all units. Graphic organizers are essential learning tools for English learners.
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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jelena Kapetanovic
Date Added:
08/02/2019
5 Themes of Geography Picture Sort
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This resource was created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER ...

This resource was created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER Project to help EL students (primarily levels 1 & 2) access social studies curriculum and text related to the 5 themes of geography. It can be used to introduce/pre-teach the 5 themes of geography vocabulary and/or as an assessment tool. Students could answer unit questions by pointing to a picture or they could complete the sort to show understanding of the 5 different themes.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Alternate Assessment
Learning Task
Author:
Katie Kasper
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Book Template- Newcomer EL
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This resource was created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER ...

This resource was created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER Project to help elementary newcomer EL students learn vocabulary about places around school. Using the given template, teachers and students can create a personalized book showcasing different rooms/parts of the school and the teachers/ school staff that they interact with throughout the day. After creating the book, emergent readers will have a pattern book containing their name and picture clues to help them practice reading skills.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Learning Task
Reading
Author:
Katie Kasper
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Branches of the United States' Government
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The Branches of the United States' Government worksheet and quiz was created ...

The Branches of the United States' Government worksheet and quiz was created for the CESA #1 EL OER Project. Students will be able to identify and describe the three branches of the United States' government after watching various videos. The graphic organizer will allow ELs to demonstrate their understanding of the three government branches by identifying, defining, and describing the three branches.

Subject:
Education
Social Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Learning Task
Author:
Elyse Kuhn
Date Added:
08/02/2019
CC Tasks: John Muir - Supports for ELL (Grade 4)
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This packet contains pre-reading, pre-teaching vocabulary and background knowledge supports for English ...

This packet contains pre-reading, pre-teaching vocabulary and background knowledge supports for English Language Learners for the John Muir: Conservationist on the Quarter task.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Reading Informational Text
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Date Added:
10/10/2017
The Challenge of Assessing Language Proficiency Aligned to the Common Core State Standards and Some Possible Solutions
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The authors discuss the challenges of assessing English Language Proficiency (ELP) in ...

The authors discuss the challenges of assessing English Language Proficiency (ELP) in ways that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and then make recommendations for developers of the next generation ELP assessments.They identify challenges around three sets of related issues: Identifying language knowledge and skills in the CCSS. Defining alignment in the context of ELP assessments. Articulating a new ELP standards framework that can guide states in their development of next generation ELP standards and assessments.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Alison Bailey, Mikyung Kim Wolf
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Challenges and Supports for ELLs in Bilingual Programs
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This paper discusses the affordances and challenges of bilingual instruction programs in ...

This paper discusses the affordances and challenges of bilingual instruction programs in light of the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The authors argue that bilingual education has an important role to play because it has always placed language and literacy development at the core of instruction. Bilingual education that is high quality and that promotes full development of two languages leverages the native language of students in service of better English. It also provides an ideal context in which to address the demands content and language demands of the New Standards by allowing students to use all their language and cultural resources.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Maria Brisk, C. Patrick Proctor
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Character Traits Visual Menu
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This resource, created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER Project, ...

This resource, created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER Project, includes a list of character traits with accompanying visuals. Students (especially ELs) can use it to understand and generate new vocabulary to describe the characters they are reading about in their texts. The first two pages list opposing character traits next to each other, while the third page contains additional traits.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reference Material
Student Guide
Author:
Katie Kasper
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Claim Evidence Graphic Organizer Writing Template
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The Claim Evidence Graphic Organizer Writing Template was created for the CESA ...

The Claim Evidence Graphic Organizer Writing Template was created for the CESA #1 EL OER Project. This writing template was created for EL students to use to aid in the writing process. It contains a detailed and easy to follow outline for students to input their knowledge. The organizer is color coded so that students will be able to navigate and organize their thoughts and textual evidence. There are also videos that are linked that ELs can watch to help them create each part in their argumentative essay. Teachers are able to apply this template to various argumentative essay assignments within different content areas.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Elyse Kuhn
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Creating Language Objectives
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Creating Language Objectives is crucial to the success of English language learners. ...

Creating Language Objectives is crucial to the success of English language learners. These resources were created for the CESA#1 EL OER Project. Language objectives are paired with content objectives and are designed to promote students' language development. Language objectives focus on the specific language function associated with the content areas such as math, science or social studies. These objectives involve all four domains of language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) They are crucial because it outlines the type of language that students will need to learn and use in order to be successful with the academic task.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Maria Barreras
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Critical Policy Levers for Effective Implementation of Common Core State Standards for ELLs
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This paper argues that the heightened expectations around language in the new ...

This paper argues that the heightened expectations around language in the new standards pose major challenges for all students who engage with rich academic content, especially English Language Learners (ELLs). The authors make five policy recommendations designed to give ELLs the educational supports necessary to meet the new higher standards.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Delia Pompa, Kenji Hakuta
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Figurative Language Terms
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The Figurative Language Terms worksheet was created for the CESA #1 EL ...

The Figurative Language Terms worksheet was created for the CESA #1 EL OER Project. Having a deep understanding of figurative language is essential while acquiring the English language. For many EL students, understanding the different terms is overwhelming. This worksheet provides students with the opportunity to watch videos and listen to songs to increase their background knowledge of various figurative language terms. Students will have exposure to: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, alliteration, idiom, allusion, and personification. They will also have an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the terms by writing definitions, drawing labeled pictures, and/or creating individual examples.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Learning Task
Author:
Elyse Kuhn
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Instruction for Diverse Groups of ELLs
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The population of English Language Learners is enormously diverse. Teachers face the ...

The population of English Language Learners is enormously diverse. Teachers face the complex challenge of providing them with opportunities that allow them to attain the Common Core State Standards despite their various needs and abilities. The authors offer and discuss five principles of instruction for ELLs, which can be enacted within classrooms in ways that are responsive to individual students.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Aida Walqui, Margaret Heritage
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Instruction for Diverse Groups of ELLs
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The population of English Language Learners is enormously diverse. Teachers face the ...

The population of English Language Learners is enormously diverse. Teachers face the complex challenge of providing them with opportunities that allow them to attain the Common Core State Standards despite their various needs and abilities. The authors offer and discuss five principles of instruction for ELLs, which can be enacted within classrooms in ways that are responsive to individual students.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Aida Walqui, Margaret Heritage
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Issues and Opportunities in Improving the Quality of Large Scale Assessment Systems for ELLs
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This paper outlines and addresses fundamental issues in assessing English Language Learners ...

This paper outlines and addresses fundamental issues in assessing English Language Learners (ELLs), including "construct-irrelevant" factors that add unnecessary difficulty to tests, as well as uses of summative versus formative assessment. The paper also highlights assessment innovations relevant to ELLs, discussing their promise and potential pitfalls.The authors suggest ways to strengthen connections between the assessment consortia (PARCC and SBAC) and the work of next generation ELP assessment developers. In addition, they provide recommendations for policy makers toward building a more coherent overall assessment system for ELLs.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Jamal Abedi, Robert Linquanti
Date Added:
04/11/2012
Language and the Common Core State Standards
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This paper points out three different ways that language is involved in ...

This paper points out three different ways that language is involved in the standards: language requirements in the content standards, English language arts standards, and language-convention-specific standards. It calls for a thoughtful integration of these three dimensions.The authors also frame language in the context of the Common Core, focusing on what students can accomplish using language rather than on whether or how students use specific language features. This broader definition encourages the development of cognitive, linguistic, and affective strengths in ELLs and gives students the opportunity to take valuable actions toward academic success.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Leo Van Lier, Aida Walqui
Date Added:
04/13/2012
Mathematics, the Common Core, and Language
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This paper makes recommendations for developing mathematics instruction for English Language Learners ...

This paper makes recommendations for developing mathematics instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The recommendations can guide teachers, curriculum developers, and teacher educators as they develop their own ways of supporting mathematical reasoning and sense-making for ELLs.Some instructional recommendations discussed in the paper include: Focus on ELL students' mathematical reasoning, not the correctness of their mathematical language use. Shift to a focus on mathematical discourse practices; move away from simplified views of language. Support ELL students as they engage in complex mathematical language. Use ELL students' language and experiences as resources. Provide professional development to enhance teachers' awareness of ways to support ELs as they develop both language and mathematical knowledge.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Stanford University School of Education
Provider Set:
Understanding Language
Author:
Judit Moschkovich
Date Added:
03/02/2012