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Can Do Descriptors Student Name Charts, Grades K-12

Template or Sample

This chart allows educators to track students by their level of English language proficiency.

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WIDA MODEL

Flyers

Are you looking for an interim ELP assessment to predict student performance on ACCESS for ELLs? This flyer provides information on why you should try WIDA MODEL.

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Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Participation Decision Tree

Guide or Manual

This guide helps IEP teams determine if a student should take the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessment, or the ACCESS for ELLs (Online or Paper) with accommodations.

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Can Do Descriptors Key Uses Edition, Grade 1

Guide or Manual

The WIDA Can Do Descriptors, Key Uses Edition provides examples of what language learners can do at various stages of English language development in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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Features of Academic Language

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A graphic showing the the features of academic language in the WIDA standards.

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My Child is an ELL 4: How is my child expected to use language at school?

Video

This video explains, in more detail, the types of language that are specific to school, especially instructional and academic language, and how it's different from social language.

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My Child is an ELL 5: What are English language development standards?

Video

This video explains the WIDA English Language Development Standards in the context of content standards and academic language.

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Fostering Active Comprehension: Asking and Answering Questions

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WIDA Video Contest Winner

Shadia Salem encourages her first-grade students to engage in authentic inquiry before reading a text. By asking questions about the topic, students’ reading focus is linked to finding answers to their questions. Shadia’s students stay engaged by working in pairs.

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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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ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide for Score Reports

Guide or Manual

This comprehensive document explains the types of scores reported by ACCESS for ELLs for students in Kindergarten and Grades 1-12.

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