N.M. School Builds Bridge to Standards for ELLs
A New Mexico school focuses on making standards accessible to everyone—including English-learners
In Yolanda Medrano's class here at Emerson Elementary School, hands shoot into the air to answer questions she is asking about women and professional baseball.
These 4th grade students—most of them still learning English—have just finished reading and listening to a story about Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old girl who struck out baseball legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig when she pitched in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees in 1931.
Noting one expression in the story, Ms. Medrano asks the students to tell her what "throws...
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