Question 10 - Resources for Further Exploration

Meeting the Needs of All Students
Resources for Further Exploration

There are several resources and tools available to consider the question: How do we ensure we are meeting the academic needs of all students? Below is a collection of resources for further exploration to support instructional leaders in their ongoing professional learning.

Mathematics Framework Chapters

ELA/ELD Framework Chapters and Implementation Resources

  • Chart of ELA/ELD Framework Snapshots and Vignettes (PDF)
    Brief snapshots and longer vignettes are included throughout the ELA/ELD Framework to provide examples of instruction. This chart lists all the snapshots and vignettes, by chapter, and includes the grade level, page numbers, and indicates the different content areas each snapshot and vignette addresses. (Note: In the items column, “S” stands for a snapshot, and “V” represents vignettes.)
    • ELA/ELD Framework Snapshots (PDF; 2MB) 
      The snapshots in chapters 3–7 provide examples of instructional strategies for transitional kindergarten through grades eleven and twelve in ELA, ELD, and other content areas. In chapters 8–11, the snapshots are examples of possible scenarios for multiple grade levels in other systems of support, such as assessment, access and equity, or 21st century learning. All snapshots for the ELA/ELD Framework, chapters 3–11, are compiled into this document. 
    • ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes: Chapters 3–7 (PDF; 2MB)
      Two vignettes are provided for each grade level (for TK to grade 8) and grade span (grades 9–10 and 11–12). These vignettes offer more in-depth examples of classroom practices, including connections to other disciplines and scaffolding for modifications for all students, including instruction for integrated and designated ELD. All vignettes, by chapter and grade-level, for chapters 3–7 are compiled into this document. 
  • Highlighting the Needs of English Leaners in the Framework
    Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) has developed two Web pages to provide easy access to resources within the ELA/ELD Framework that specifically highlight practices, programs, and structures that address the needs of English learners (ELs). 
  • Foundational Skills of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy (PDF) 
    Paper highlighting selected key concepts and guidelines from the  ELA/ELD Framework regarding the foundational skills of reading with a focus on the skills as they relate to literacy development in English. 

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
A framework that aligns Response to Instruction and Intervention with the CA CCSS and the systems necessary for academic, behavior, and social success.

CCSS and CA ELD Standards Resources

  • Common Core en Español  
    A project of the Council of Chief State School Officers, the CDE, and the San Diego County Office of Education, this Web site provides Spanish translations and linguistically augmented versions of the CA CCSS to support equitable assessment and curriculum development.
  • Understanding Language
    An initiative aimed to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the CCSS and the Next Generation Science Standards. The initiative seeks to improve academic outcomes for ELs by drawing attention to critical aspects of instructional practice and by advocating for necessary policy supports at the state and local levels. The initiative team, housed at Stanford University, has developed and presented papers and webinars addressing language and literacy issues, and is developing sets of teaching resources that exemplify high-quality instruction for ELs.
    • English Language Arts Unit: Persuasion Across Time and Space
      This unit shows instructional approaches that are likely to help ELs meet the CCSS for ELA. The unit includes more than 230 pages of resources, complete with full student handouts.
    • Supporting ELs in Mathematics
      These resources are designed to illustrate how the CCSS in Mathematics can be used for EL instruction. Materials cover three grade spans and include templates for teachers to design their own tasks to support mathematics learning and language development for ELs.
    • The Teaching Channel Video Series Playlist: English Language Learners
      This video series was produced in conjunction with Stanford University’s Understanding Language initiative and examines the key shifts found in the CCSS. The videos highlight opportunities to grow students’ disciplinary knowledge and English language skills in heterogeneous classrooms.

CCSS and Special Education