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The Early Years: Assets-Based, Language-Focused Family Engagement for Dual Language Learners

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores multiple ways to effectively engage families of DLLs in their children’s linguistic and cultural development.

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The Early Years: Dual-Language Learners

Our goal in this WIDA Focus Bulletin is to celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our youngest language learners, their families, and the programs that serve them.

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The Early Years: Observing Language Use to Promote Dual-Language Development

In this WIDA Focus Bulletin, we explore some ways that ECE practitioners in high-quality programs observe and document DLLs’ receptive and expressive language development and use.

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The Early Years: Planning for Dual-Language Development and Learning

In this WIDA Focus Bulletin, we explore ways that early care and education (ECE) practitioners use what they know about DLLs and their families to make intentional decisions about development and learning.

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The Early Years: Supporting Dual-Language Learners

Our goal in this WIDA Focus Bulletin is to provide suggestions for effective practices in supporting and instructing young DLLs.

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The Early Years: Supporting Early Literacy Development

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores different ways for “growing” oral language while supporting early literacy development of DLLs.

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Theoretical Framework for Early English Language Development (E-ELD)

The purpose of the E-ELD standards is to provide a developmentally sound Framework for instructing and assessing dual language learners, ages 2.5–5.5 years, which aligns with existing WIDA ELD Standards for Kindergarten through Grade 12 and corresponds to states’ Early Learning Standards. The E-ELD standards, in conjunction with the K–12 ELD standards, will provide WIDA Consortium states a consistent and congruent Framework from early preschool through 12th grade.

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Title III National Evaluation Supplemental Report

This report addresses three primary questions:
1. How do you determine a meaningful English language performance standard?
2. How do you establish a realistic, empirically anchored time frame for attaining a given ELP performance standard?
3. How can states take into account English learners’ English language performance level when setting academic progress and proficiency expectations?

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

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

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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