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We Are All Immigrants

By Robert Brooke, Cara Morgenson
In this episode of the Nebraska Writing Project 4-part series on place-conscious education, Cara Morgenson talks with Robert Brooke about an extensive project for her high school English learners with the Homestead National Monument and Brooke's college juniors.
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Overview of the Common Core State Standards Initiatives for ELLs: A TESOL Issue Brief

This issue brief, from the TESOL International Association, is an overview of the Common Core State Standards that also outlines some of the initiatives in place to address the needs of English learners (ELs) in relation to the Standards. Excerpts from this resource may be useful in study…
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We Are All Teachers of English Learners (NWP Radio)

Many NWP sites have retooled their recruitment efforts, inservice offerings and institutes in light of the significant demographic changes that have placed English learners in almost every classroom. On this NWP Radio show, teacher consultants from four sites offer a look at their work with…
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A Fourth Grade Service Learning Project Engages English Learners

By Robert Rivera-Amezola
In this video, a teacher of fourth-grade English learners describes how he integrated service learning and digital literacy in a civic engagement project. They used "My Voice," a service-learning framework, as a guide to choose a project about water conservation and pollution. The teacher…
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Theory, Politics, Hope, and Action: Building Immersive Writing Experiences for Bilingual Writers

By Carole Edelsky
This article is a great resource for study groups, inquiry communities, and professional learning of all types with a focus on English learners and writing. After introducing two pieces of "gorgeous" writing from fifth graders in a dual language classroom, Edelsky explains how this writing…
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Whose Core Is It?

By Christina Puntel
An elementary school teacher and bilingual coordinator pushes back against the mandated content/performance descriptors provided by her district to assert that the "core" of her curriculum is her students' learning. "I teach with an ear close to the core of each child, to the core of the…
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Preserving the Cultural Identity of the English Language Learner

By Wilma Ortiz and Karen Sumaryono
With an advocacy goal of helping immigrant students retain their cultural identities and succeed within the mainstream classroom while also learning a new language, the authors share several effective writing practices that validate students’ primary language in meaningful ways and promote a…
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When Third-Grade Writers Do Case Studies

By Janet Kiddoo
Bilingual third grade students acted as helpers to first graders in a collaborative writing workshop. The third grade teacher guided her students through a process similar to teacher inquiry--to reflect on their own experiences as writers in order to help the younger writers, to take notes…
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