As the State of Iowa moves to the Common Core State Standards, we are infusing the three R's (Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic) with the four C's (Communication, Critical thinking & problem solving, Collaboration, and Creative innovation). Because of this shift, we as teachers need to begin adjusting our instruction to meet these standards. The good news is that all of the ESL strategies and elements used in strong sheltered English instruction help us achieve this successfully.

K-12 Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

& Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science & Technical Subjects.

K-12 Common Core State Standards in Math

Application for English Learners