Linguistically diverse learners and the NYS Next Generation P-12 learning standards

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is pleased to present to you a series of eight topic briefs produced for NYSED by Nonie K. Lesaux, PhD from Harvard University & Emily Phillips Galloway, EdD from Vanderbilt University. These briefs are designed to aid New York State educators in implementing the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards; complement and support the Next Generation Standards and related documents; offer an expansion and deeper explanation of concepts embedded in the Standards, Introduction, and Preface; and provide additional guidance to the field particularly in settings serving linguistically diverse learners.  Additonally, these resources provide an overview of how the hallmarks of advanced literacies can be used to support student learning and literacy. Originally published on EngageNY.

Included Resources

This brief (1 of 8), from EngageNY, shares information on advanced literacies, what advanced literacy instructions looks like through all grade levels, and an overview of the four hallmarks of advanced literacy instruction. 

This brief (2 of 8), from EngageNY, shares an overview of how students need to develop both code-based and meaning-related skills to become readers. 

This brief (3 of 8), from EngageNY, shares an overview of Hallmark 1 of advanced literacies instruction- work with engaging texts that feature big ideas and rich content. 

This brief (4 of 8), from EngageNY, shares an overview of Hallmark 2 of advanced literacies instruction- talk and discussion to build both conversational and academic language knowledge. 

This brief (5 of 8), from EngageNY, shares an overview of Hallmark 3 of advanced literacies instruction- write to build language and knowledge. 

This brief (6 of 8), from EngageNY, shares an overview of Hallmark 4 of advanced literacies instruction- study a small set of high-utility vocabulary words to build breadth and depth of knowledge. 

This brief (7 of 8), from EngageNY, shares an overview of how instructional units of study can be used to promote depth of learning, learning as a process, and interactive learning. 

This brief (8 of 8), from EngageNY, shares an overview of how language production projects can be used to apply advanced literacy skills and competencies, consolidate content knowledge, and foster academic motivation.