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WIDA Standards team releases illustrated Guiding Principles of Language Development

The illustrated booklet brings each of the 10 WIDA Guiding Principles to life and can be used by educators to guide their conversations with parents, families and community members about the ideas behind the guiding principles.  Additional resources and learning opportunities on the WIDA ELD Standards, 2020 Edition,  are also available.