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2015 Early Spanish Language Development Standards Resource Guide

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The purpose of the E-SLD Standards is to provide a developmentally sound framework for supporting and instructing emergent bilinguals, ages 2.5-5.5. This framework aligns with existing WIDA Spanish Language Development Standards, Kindergarten through Grade 12 and simultaneously corresponds with state early learning standards. The E-SLD Standards Framework supports and facilitates the language development of emergent bilinguals through developmentally appropriate, standards-based content from preschool through Grade 12.

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ABCs of Family Engagement

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Family Resource

This guide presents six key considerations for strengthening family engagement practices and building relationships with families.

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Can Do Booklet PreK-K

Guide or Manual

This booklet complements the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards and provides a valuable set of resources aligned to the Performance Definitions for the levels of English language proficiency.

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Can Do Descriptors - Early Years

Guide or Manual

The Early Years Can Do Descriptors provide examples of what dual-language learners (DLLs) can do at various stages of language development from 2 to 5 years old.

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Early English Language Development Standards, 2014 Edition

Guide or Manual

This resource guide introduces the WIDA E-ELD Standards and Framework to practitioners, professionals, and parents. The resource guide includes a discussion of each component of the framework as well as examples of language descriptors for each standard with the intention of helping practitioners see how the E-ELD Standards are used in a variety of authentic contexts in Early Care and Education (ECE) settings.

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The Connection: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Early Language Guidelines

Early Years Connection Series

The WIDA Early English Language Development (E-ELD) Standards were specifically developed to help support the unique language needs of DLLs, ages 2.5–5.5 years, who are in the process of learning more than one language prior to Kindergarten entry. Because language learning occurs across all areas of standards-based curricula, it is critical that ECE programs use language standards in conjunction with ELS when supporting, instructing, and assessing DLLs.

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The Connection: Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards and the WIDA Early English Language Development Standards

Early Years Connection Series

Young multilingual children learn and develop language across all domains of learning in standards-based curricula. The WIDA Early English Language Development Standards help support the unique language needs of multilingual children, ages 2.5-5.5 years, and should be used in conjunction with early learning standards to provide linguistically appropriate care, instruction and assessment.​​

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The Connection: Delaware's Early Learning Foundations

Early Years Connection Series

The WIDA Early English Language Development (E-ELD) Standards were specifically developed to help support the unique language needs of DLLs, ages 2.5–5.5 years, who are in the process of learning more than one language prior to Kindergarten entry. Because language learning occurs across all areas of standards-based curricula, it is critical that ECE programs use language standards in conjunction with ELS when supporting, instructing, and assessing DLLs.

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The Connection: Early Childhood Indicators of Progress – Minnesota's Early Learning Standards and the WIDA Early English Language Development Standards

Early Years Connection Series

Young multilingual children learn and develop language across all domains of learning in standards-based curricula. The WIDA Early English Language Development Standards help support the unique language needs of multilingual children, ages 2.5-5.5 years, and should be used in conjunction with early learning standards to provide linguistically appropriate care, instruction and assessment.​

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The Connection: Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards

Early Years Connection Series

The WIDA Early English Language Development (E-ELD) Standards were specifically developed to help support the unique language needs of DLLs, ages 2.5–5.5 years, who are in the process of learning more than one language prior to Kindergarten entry. Because language learning occurs across all areas of standards-based curricula, it is critical that ECE programs use language standards in conjunction with ELS when supporting, instructing, and assessing DLLs.

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