Resource Library

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) reviews a variety of resources, ranging from guidance documents, research papers, and policy briefs to tools and websites aimed at supporting state and local education agency leadership in making decisions about their standards, assessment programs, and accountability systems. Reviewed resources are added monthly. 

Strategically Enhancing ELL Access to the Language Demands of College and Career-Ready Standards (Part 2)

This PowerPoint presentation discusses ways of strategically enhancing English Language Learners' (ELLs) access to the language demands of college- and career-ready standards. The presentation provides a rationale for improved teacher professional development on the language of standards and...

Number of views: 53
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 17:24

Strategically Enhancing ELL Access to the Language Demands of College and Career-Ready Standards (Part 1)

This PowerPoint presentation discusses ways of strategically enhancing English Language Learners' (ELLs) access to the language demands of college- and career-ready standards. The presentation provides a rationale for improved teacher professional development on the language of standards and...

Number of views: 98
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 17:19

Teacher Professional Development Rationales and Resources on How to Meet the Language Demands of New College- and Career-Ready Standards

Newly-adopted college- and career-ready standards and accountability requirements will oblige teachers to increase emphases on deeper learning activities. As the cognitive levels of academic activities increase in complexity and abstraction, the sophistication of the language that students will...

Number of views: 109
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 12:57

Cutting to the Common Core: The Benefits of Narrow Reading Units

Kate Kinsella advocates for the use of “narrow reading” units as ways to build word knowledge and literate discourse for English learners and under-resourced students. Narrow reading is the reading of several texts by one author or about a single topic of interest.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 75
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 12:18

Disciplinary Literacies Across Content Areas: Supporting Secondary Reading Through Functional Language Analysis

By making discipline-specific ways of using language explicit (and exploring meaning in content area texts), teachers can help adolescents better engage with school knowledge and more effectively develop disciplinary literacies across academic content areas.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 48
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 12:13

TextProject Word Pictures

The main goal of TextProject Word Pictures is to help English Language Learners (ELLs) connect key words to concepts they may already know. It provides QuickReads, Literature Words, Content Area Words, and Core Vocabulary.

Number of views: 25
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 12:02

Wikimedia Commons

This resource is a database of 40 million+ freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.

Number of views: 13
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 11:58

Literacy Design Collaborative

LDC is a national community of educators providing a teacher-designed and research-proven framework, online tools, and resources for creating literacy-rich assignments and courses across content areas. Tools and resources include the Teacher Workspace, LDC Exemplary Module Library, Collaborative...

Number of views: 51
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 11:52

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