Persuasion Across Time & Space: Unit Overview

Grades 6-8 / ELA / ELL

Developed in Partnership with Stanford University's


Use complex texts to deepen and accelerate learning


11 min

Questions to Consider

  • How are the challenges presented in the CCSS also presented as opportunities for learning for ELLs?
  • How does Dr. Walqui identify how scaffolding can be purposefully used for ELLs?
  • How can the "three moments" that Dr. Walqui discusses be woven into your teaching practice?

See the full playlist of the six videos in this ELL series.

Understanding Language aims to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, and to improve education for English Language Learners.

Supporting Materials

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  • Persuasion Across Time & Space: Unit Overview Transcript

  • ELA Across Time and Space Full Unit.PDF

  • UL Slides for ELA Webinar.PDF

  • Understanding Language Materials.PDF

  • ELA Persuasian Across Time and Space.PDF

  • Guidelines for ELA Instructional Materials Development.PDF

  • Key Principles for ELL Instruction.PDF

  • Worksheets - Persuasion in Historical Context - The Gettysburg Address.PDF

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