Research

Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms

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The Common Core State Standards require students to do more with knowledge and language than ever before. Rather than be mere consumers of knowledge, students must now become creators, critics, and communicators of ideas across disciplines. Yet in order to take on these new and exciting roles, many students need daily teaching with an extra emphasis on accelerating their academic communication skills. Buy the book now on Amazon

Books

• Zwiers, J., O’Hara, S., & Pritchard, R. (2014). Common Core Standards in diverse classrooms: Essential practices for developing academic language and disciplinary literacy. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

• O’Hara, S., & Pritchard, R.H. (2009). Using hypermedia to teach vocabulary in grades 6-12. Columbus, OH: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.

Journal Articles/Book Chapters

• O’Hara, S., Pritchard, R., Pita, D., Newton, R., Sullivan, L., Do, U. (2017). Academic language and literacy in every setting (ALLIES+) strengthening the STEM learning ecosystem.  In ASTE monograph, Science Teacher Preparation in Content-Based Second Language Acquisition

• O’Hara, S., Pritchard, R. (2016). Framing Teaching for Common Core literacy standards: SOAR teaching frames for literacy. Psychology Research, February 2016, Vol. 6 (No. 2), 92-101.

• O’Hara, S., Pritchard, R., & Zwiers, J. (2016). Framing the teaching of academic language to English learners: A Delphi study of expert consensus. TESOL Quarterly.

• O’Hara, S., Pritchard, R., & Zwiers, J. (2016). Academic Language and Literacy in Every Subject (ALLIES): A capacity building approach to supporting teachers in Grades 3-8. In P. Proctor, A. Boardman, and E. H. Hiebert (Eds.), Teaching emergent bilingual students: Flexible approaches in an era of new standards. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

• O’Hara, S., Pritchard, R., Pitta, D., and Webb, J. (2015). Implementing new technologies to support social justice pedagogy. In Papa, R., Eadens, D. M., & Eadens, D. M. (Eds), Social Justice Instruction: Empowerment on the Chalkboard. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

• O’Hara, S. & Pritchard, R. (2015). Using new technologies to engage and support English learners in mathematics classrooms. In D. Polly (Ed.), Cases on Technology and Common Core Mathematics Standards. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

• Zwiers, J., O’Hara, S., & Pritchard, R. (2014). Three meta-strategies for bulking up the quantity and quality of classroom talk. ASCD Express, 10(5).

• Zwiers, J., O’Hara, S., & Pritchard, R. (2014). Conversing to fortify literacy, language, and learning. Voices from the Middle, 22(1), 10-14.

• O’Hara, S., Zwiers, J., & Pritchard, R. (2014). Cutting to the Common Core: Changing the playing field, part 2. Language Magazine: The Journal of Communication & Education, 13(7), 28-31.

• O’Hara, S., Zwiers, J., & Pritchard, R. (2014). Cutting to the Common Core: Changing the playing field, part 1. Language Magazine: The Journal of Communication & Education, 13(5), 24-27.

• O’Hara, S., & Pritchard, R. (2013). Learning to integrate new technologies into teaching and learning through a design-based model of professional development. The Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE).

• O’Hara, S., Pritchard, R., & Huang-DeVoss, Cammy. (2012). The Teaching Using Technology Studio (TUTS): Innovative professional development to meet the needs of English language learners. TESOL Journal.

• O’Hara, S., Pritchard, R., & Zwiers, J. (2012). Identifying academic language demands in support of the Common Core Standards. ASCD Express, 7(17).

• Achinstein, B., O’Hara, S., Pritchard, R., & Zwiers, J. (2012). Strategic mentoring for new teachers of English learners. The Journal of Communication and Education. June 2012

• Pritchard, R., & O’Hara, S. (2011). Using technology to improve academic vocabulary development in STEM classrooms. AccELLerate! The Quarterly Review of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, 3(4), 19.

• Pritchard, R., & O’Hara, S. (2010). Vocabulary development in the science classroom: Using hypermedia authoring to support English learners. The Tapestry Journal, 1(1), 15-29.