Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIDA & CCSS lesson planning resources

So - after planning for hours this weekend, and reading Señorita Reina's comment - 
I am not alone! WooHoo! 

I know - it sounds crazy ... but many times I think I am the only one experiencing trouble or that has an issue...chances are ... many others have the same issue..
So - I did some blog stalking research today -
Here is what I've found....

First up - WIDA blog

This blog - by Tammy King - has been up and running for two years. She highlights trainings, ACCESS for ELL's, ed tech, and data analysis with EL's in mind. She has also written a book on implementing effective instruction for EL's into the classroom.
This blog has been added to my bookmarks - I've enjoyed what I have read so far  :) 

Another great ESOL blog - 

I may have blog stalked Laurah for a while..... :) 
She has a giveaway running now {hint, hint} and has some WIDA/CCSS aligned units in her tpt store. I was really sad to learn that someone stole their MacBooks and even more heart-broken that her Donor's Choose project to replace them expired in April! Boohoo!

Colorín Colorado


This page has a wealth of information - in ABC order! 
It is also a bilingual site!

They also have a blog dedicated to Common Core and ELL's :) 
The blog *might* be my favorite thing....ever....
The first post that comes up is the back to school writing prompt - with CCSS and expectations for each level of ELL student! 


The National Writing Project
This site addresses issues with Common Core and EL focusing on writing.
There are links to journal articles and books for further PD {uh....Christmas Break?}

night peeps - time for more cold meds and bed....
yay for bts germs.