Determining How Much Background Knowledge to Provide for ELLs

A couple of weeks ago I was involved in a heated debate with two individuals regarding the appropriateness of building background knowledge given the new shifts in the Common Core. I found this really interesting article on the Common Core for ELLs blog about that exact issue.  There are many sides to this debate and the article goes into greater depth about this practice. So, do you or don’t you build background knowledge? READ BELOW to find out.


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