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    WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards Essentials

    Posted: May 14, 2014 / Updated: December 18, 2015
     
    (Source: www.wida.us
     
     
     
     
    *** This page is created as a starting point to assist educators to become familiar with the WIDA ELD 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 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
    (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
       

      Search for Model Performance Indicators 

      (Based on WIDA Standards 2007 Edition)
       
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