• Videos

    From the Page to the Classroom: Implementing the Common Core State Standards-
    English Language Arts and Literacy


    The CGCS-developed video “From the Page to the Classroom: Implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and Literacy” provides the background of the CCSS and the three shifts that are inherent in these standards. This video features David Coleman and others who helped develop the standards and includes New York City classroom footage taped by Lily Wong-Fillmore showing how ELL kindergarten students are engaged in reading and discussing ideas from complex text in English. The video has start and stop points to allow for discussion to build a shared understanding of the shifts.  


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    Classroom Example of Teaching Complex Text: Butterfly

    This video features a New York City kindergarten class of English language learners demonstrating how teachers can support students as they acquire and use academic language with complex text. The lesson illustrates how Lily Wong-Fillmore's approach to reading and language arts instruction can lead to success with English Language Learners and struggling readers. 
     Butterfly Video
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