English Language Development (ELD)

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"All students in the United States need to function fully in the English language to enjoy success in the modern American economy. English language learners (ELLs) should be held to the same rigorous expectations and provided commensurate opportunities for achievement in academic content areas as other students.1 The challenge is to help ELLs learn and use language and literacy in ways that incorporate deeper learning competencies that include the mastery of academic content, creative and critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and self-reflection. As technology advances and the American economy becomes increasingly knowledge based, students need to graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge that allow them to learn, and then apply what they have learned, in novel and non-routine ways."

-"The Role of Language and Literacy in College and Career Ready Standards: Rethinking Policy and Practice in Support of English Language Learners" (Alliance for Excellent Education, October 2012)

English Language Development Standards - California Department of Education (CDE)

The Language and Literacy Tool
We have spiral bound books in K-3, 4-6, K-6, K-8, 6-8, 9-12, 7-12 and K-12 grade spans available for purchase.  Please download the sample and use the provided form to place your order.  There is a 2-3 week turn around on all orders. Order Form

The Language and Literacy Tool suggests a variety of instructional routines by grade level.

 

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Lori Dougherty
Lori Dougherty, Program Coordinator
(209) 238-1317
Debra Boggs
Debra Boggs, Director
(209) 238-1305
Frank Smith, Consultant
(209) 238-1327
Elvira Ruiz
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