Albuquerque Teachers Federation

Common Core Standards for English Language Learners This project involved a partnership between the Albuquerque Teachers Federation and Colorín Colorado, a partnership project of PBS affiliate WETA and the AFT for educators and families of PreK-12 English language learners. It was made possible by a grant from the AFT Innovation Fund. In collaboration with Dr. Diane August, an expert on English language learners, a cadre of 15 teachers developed Common Core lessons in English language arts for grades 1, 4, and 8 that target the language and literacy needs of ELLs. Each unit includes a variety of activities scaffolded for ELLs of varying proficiency levels that can be adjusted as needed.

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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
This teacher’s guide offers an overview of “The Story of an Hour”: Lesson 1. It includes a detailed daily guide of materials, activities, lesson...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
In this classroom clip, Albuquerque teacher Clara Gonzales-Espinoza leads an in-depth discussion about the nature of the magic used in a picture-book...
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Dr. Ellen Bernstein is the President of the Albuquerque Federation of Teachers. In this interview, she discusses the importance of teacher input in...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the introductory lesson to a unit on Burro's Tortillas, which was designed to be used with first-grade English language learners. This lesson...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
First read the lesson objectives with students and then lead an interactive shared reading about Kate Chopin. The teacher will post guiding questions...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
This teacher’s guide offers an overview of “The Story of an Hour”: Lesson 3. It includes a detailed daily guide of materials, activities, lesson...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
The included teacher’s guide offers an overview of “The Story of an Hour”: Lesson 4. It provides a detailed daily guide of materials, activities,...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
This teacher’s guide offers an overview of “The Story of an Hour”: Extension Activities. It includes a detailed daily guide of materials, activities...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
In this lesson, students will develop an argument to support their claim of whether or not the ending of “The Story of an Hour” is ironic. This...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Common Core
In this classroom clip, Albuquerque teacher Clara Gonzales-Espinoza discusses the hands-on way she tackles teaching the concept of genre with her...