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    WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards Essentials
    Posted: May 14, 2014 / Updated: September 20, 2017
     
    Introduction to WIDA ELD Standards
     
    (This page is created as a starting point to assist educators to become familiar with the WIDA ELD standards.)
     
     
    2. Watch this introductory video 2012 Amplification Overview Tutorial (11 min)
     
    3. Explore various components of the WIDA ELD Standards - 2012 Amplification (Source: www.wida.us)
     
    4. Implement the WIDA ELD standards by taking essential actions utilizing the WIDA Essential Actions Handbook (Source: www.wida.us)
     
    5. To acquire WIDA resource materials for staff, contact the MCCSC, Office of English Language Learning
     
     
    Can Do Descriptors & WIDA Standards
     
    About Academic Language
     
    http://www.wida.us/aboutUs/AcademicLanguage/
    • Can Do Philosophy
    • Guiding Principles of Language Development ("The Cornerstone of WIDA's Standards")
     
    Can Do Descriptors
     
    http://www.wida.us/standards/CAN_DOs/ (range of expectations for student performance)
     
    (Can Do Descriptors in English and in Spanish for each grade level cluster)
    • PreK-K 
    • Grade 1-2
    • Grade 3-5
    • Grade 6-8
    • Grade 9-12
     
    WIDA's Five ELD Standards
    (WIDA 2012 Amplified ELD Standards booklet, page 3)
     
    • Standard 1: Social and Instructional Language
    • Standard 2: The Language of Language Arts
    • Standard 3: The Language of Mathematics
    • Standard 4: The Language of Science
    • Standard 5: The Language of Social Studies
     
    WIDA Complementary Strands
     
    • The Language of Music and Performing Arts
    • The Language of the Humanities
    • The Language of Visual Arts
    • The Language of Health and Physical Education
    • The Language of Technology and Engineering
     
    College and Career Readiness for English Learners
     
    • Focus on oral language development
    • Literacy development across the content areas
    • Attention to genre, text type, register, and language forms and conventions
    • Use of instructional supports
     
     
    WIDA Standards Framework & MPI
     
    WIDA ELD Standards Framework
     
    WIDA standards framework supports the instruction and assessment of English learners.
     
    • Features of Academic Language (3 performance criteria)
      • Discourse Level: Linguistic Complexity
      • Sentence Level: Language Forms and Conventions
      • Word/Phrase Level: Vocabulary Usage
     
    • Performance Definitions (2 sets of performance definitions)
      • Receptive Language (Listening and Reading)
      • Productive Language (Speaking and Writing)
     
    • Standards Matrix (organized by grade level/cluster and by language domain)
      • K
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 6
      • 7
      • 8
      • 9-10
      • 11-12
     
    • Model Performance Indicator (3 elements of MPI)
      • Language Function
      • Content Stem
      • Instructional Support
     
    Model Performance Indicator (MPI) Form
    (Components of WIDA MPI template)
     
    • ELD Standard
    • Example Topic (lesson Topic)
    • Standards Connection (content standard)
    • Context for Language Use
    • Cognitive Function
    • Domain
    • English Language Proficiency Levels
    • Model Performance Indicator (MPI)
    • Topic-Related Language
     
    WIDA MPI Blank Template (MS Word, PDF)
     
     
    Search for Model Performance Indicators 
    (Based on WIDA Standards 2007 Edition)
     
    nav-search-mpi
     
     
    Indiana Academic Standards