Educator Resources

Common Core Framework for ELLs

The American Institute for Research’s Dr. Diane August offers strategies to help our teachers implement the Literacy Common Core Standards for English Language Learners.



Selecting Appropriate Text

Diane August emphasizes the importance of being strategic about text selection to address specific standards, and provides strategies for the selection process.

Reading Closely

Diane August explains what is meant by text dependent questions and the importance of including these types of questions in working with ELLs.

Text Complexity-Qualitative

Diane August outlines attributes that make text challenging for ELLs.