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Academic Vocabulary Development

Video

WIDA Video Contest Winner

Andy Mizell plans engaging instruction that scaffolds learning for the wide range of English proficiency levels in his middle school ELL class. He begins by assessing his students and collaborating with other teachers to extend his academic language instruction across subject areas.

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ENL New Arrival High School Students: Encouraging Communication in a New Language

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WIDA Video Contest Winner

Mindy Lewis-Hitch develops a grade-level, standards-based unit and provides her ninth graders with clear modeling and guided practice using game-type activities for Romeo and Juliet. Mindy also demonstrates working with colleagues to help raise awareness of scaffolding lessons so all learners can be engaged.

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Less Than Four Domains: Creating an Overall Composite Score as an Indicator of English Language Proficiency for English Learners with 504 or Individualized Education Plans

Working Paper

The illustrated models and procedures can be applied to calculate overall composite scores to identify an indicator of English language proficiency, based on composite scores for English learners with 504 or individualized education plans who are missing one or more domain scores on the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners assessment for state monitoring, achievement and accountability determinations.

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Less Than Four Domains: Creating an Overall Composite Score for English Learners with Individualized Education Plans

Research Report

The analysis in this report illustrates models and procedures that can be used to assign a missing domain score in order to calculate an overall composite score. These methods only apply to assessments taken by English learners whose IEPs or 504 plans require they not be tested in one or more domains.

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Supporting Multilingual Students with WIDA and International Baccalaureate Resources

Focus Bulletin

This Focus Bulletin illustrates how educators in featured International Baccalaureate schools are integrating WIDA resources as they design lessons for multilingual learners.

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Understanding Language Proficiency to Develop Language Goals, Grades 6-12

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These lesson plans (with accompanying worksheets) guide students in understanding language proficiency, determining their own strengths, and setting goals for language development. Designed for students 6-12.

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Understanding Language Proficiency to Develop Language Goals, Grades K-5

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These lesson plans (with accompanying worksheets) guide students in understanding language proficiency, determining their own strengths, and setting goals for language development. Designed for K-5 students.

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