eld standards project overview - MAS: Multilingual Academic Support

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English Language
Development Standards:
And Brief Overview
Magdalena Ruz Gonzalez
Project Director III
Curriculum and Instructional Services
GOALS FOR CA ELD STANDARDS OVERVIEW
1.
To review the critical components of language in the
state ELA Common Core as it relates to language
acquisition, text complexity, and academic language,
the underpinnings of the ELD Standards.
2.
To understand the shifts to the new ELD standards
and the role of language in the process of attaining
literacy.
3.
To understand how ELD Standards focus on meaning
and interaction first, then knowledge about language
and how it works.
4.
To explore implications for current ELD programs,
curriculum, and instruction.
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Use of The CA Common
Core ELD Standards
“…serve as the focal standards in settings
specifically designed for ELD - such as designated
ELD instruction in secondary school or designated
block of time for ELD in elementary school where Els
are grouped by English language proficiency level.”
From: Appendix B The CA ELD Standards, Part II:
Learning About How English Works, p. 18
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Implications of ELA CC for ELD
Standards


Uncover and delineate language uses in CCSS:
 Social and general/discipline-specific academic, e.g.
 Obtain information, request clarification
 Demonstrate understanding, confirm being understood
 Build on others’ & articulate own ideas
 Construct explanations, engage in arguments
Express target language uses in progressions
 Help teachers appropriately scaffold & support language
used for content knowledge and action
 Help ELD assessment developers design appropriate tasks
to measure growth
Theoretical and Research Base

Theoretical Base
Socio-cultural and socio-linguistic approaches
Genre and meaning based approaches
Substantial section on scaffolding for ELs

Research Base
Benefits of L1 instruction
Effective instructional practices
KEY SHIFTS IN ELD STANDARDS
1999 CA ELD
Standards
From the idea of…
Instruction in ELD
that is separate from
and isolated from
instruction in ELA or
that is
indistinguishable from
ELA.
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To the Understanding
of…
Dedicated instruction
in ELD that build into
and from instruction in
ELA and literacy in
content areas.
- from WestEd and CDE
WE NOW HAVE 3 PROFICIENCY LEVELS!
Debrief
At your table, discuss the key ideas from this video.
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Part I: Interacting in
Meaningful Ways
Communicative Modes:
A.
Collaborative (engagement in dialogue with others)
1. Exchanging information/ideas via oral
communication and conversations
2. Interacting via written English (print and
multimedia)
3. Offering opinions and negotiating
with/persuading others
4. Adapting language choices to various choices to
various contexts
Part I: Interacting in
Meaningful Ways
B. Interpretive (comprehension, and analysis of written and
spoken texts)
5. Listening actively and asking/answering questions about
what was heard
6. Reading closely and explaining interpretations/ ideas from
reading
7. Analyzing how writers use vocabulary and other
language resources
Part I: Interacting in
Meaningful Ways
C. Productive
9. Expressing information and ideas in oral presentations
10. Composing/writing literary and informational texts
11. Supporting opinions or justifying arguments and evaluating
other’s opinions or arguments
12. Selecting and applying varied and precise vocabulary and
other language resource
Part II: Learning How
English Works

Organization of Part II
A. Structuring Cohesive texts
B. Expanding and enriching ideas
C. Connecting and condensing ideas
LET’S LOOK AT ELD STANDARDS
Corresponding ELA
Common Core
Writing K,1-3: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing
to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell
about the events in the order in which they occurred, and
provide a reaction to what happened.
Writing 5: With guidance and support from adults, respond to
questions and suggestions from peers and add details
to strengthen writing as needed.
Part III: Foundational
Literacy Skills

Research on English Learners
-ELs benefit from reading foundational skills instruction
-Oral English proficiency is crucial for English literacy
-Native language literacy facilitates English literacy learning
 Reading Foundational Skills Alignment Charts
-Student language and literacy characteristics
-Considerations for literacy foundational skills instruction
-CA Common Core Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
 Alignment Charts: k-5, by grade and 6-12, by grade span
ELD Vignette in the
Middle Grades
 At
your table, read the scripted
observation of an ELD unit. Read the
poem, scaffolded sentence frames and
model poem.
 Jigsaw
the script and find evidence of the
ELD standards embedded in your
assigned day of observation.
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ELD STANDARDS PROJECT
OVERVIEW
The
Project Overview is a guide from which teachers can
develop lessons.
It
incorporates the ELD standards, language objectives,
academic vocabulary, scaffolded academic language, text
types and graphic organizers.
The
Project Overview addresses the skills needed to meet
the outcomes of the Smarter Balance Claims.
The
Project Overview is based on Project Based Learning
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Next Steps for CA in
CCSS Implementation

ELD standards revised & approved (2012)

ELD implementation plan approved (2013)

ELD professional development materials produced (201314)

ELA/ELD Curriculum Framework developed by
Instructional Quality Commission (2014-15)
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SBAC assessment developed (2014-15)
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Next-generation ELD assessment developed (2015-16)
Resources
Stanford University “Understanding Language”
http://ell.stanford.edu/papers
CDE ELD Panel RESOURCES
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/eldstandards.asp
Dr. Kenji Hakuta, On ELs and the Common Core: Closing the
Gap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY2fhP8Q0OY

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