ELD - English Language Development
ELD - English Language Development
The purpose of systematic English Language Development (ELD) is to develop a solid English language foundation. The content of ELD follows scope and sequence of language skills in functional contexts. It is a state-mandated program based on English language proficiency (ELP) levels. ELD is a separate graded class in which students are grouped by proficiency levels. ELD is assessed using the statewide ELPA (English Language Proficiency Assessment). ELD is usually delivered by an endorsed ESOL teacher. However, there are times when a classroom teacher, trained in ELD, can be expected to teach the subject.
- Oregon ELPA- English Language Proficiency Assessment
- Oregon ELPA Proficiency Level Descriptors (PLDs)
- Language Functions and Forms
- A Focused Approach to Systematic ELD
- Language Objective Template (large format)
Adopted ELD Curriculum Materials:
Writing in an ELD Classroom (Job-Alike Meeting - March 29, 2010)
ELD Writing Instructional Framework Integrating the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) is crucial to developing effective writing for LEP students. If LEP students are to become successful users of English, their integrated/instructional program must include numerous opportunities to develop writing skills. Language functions and target forms will be taught to all LEP students regardless of grade or proficiency level. Refer to Oregon ELP Standards.
Modes of Writing for ELLs Teachers may focus on a part of the structure or on an entire paper. Writing Assignments may be used as end of unit projects. Teachers may select and use various modes as it applies to ELLs' grade, proficiency level, and use of instructional materials.
Steps of the Writing Process for ELLs Teachers may focus on parts of the Writing Process or on the whole process as it applies to ELLs' grade and proficiency level, and use of instructional materials.
ELD Writing Rubric Scoring Rubrics to gauge English Language Proficiency are provided as a supplement to the Oregon English Language Proficiency Standards. The descriptors in each of the scoring rubrics have been researched to provide an accurate measure of English language proficiency for a wide variety of language functions. The scoring rubrics are not mandatory. They are intended for use by classroom teachers as a way to gauge students' on-going progress in the acquisition of English and as one way to inform instruction. Refer to Assessing English Language Development where you will find more rubrics to help you gauge ELLs' progress.
- ELPA Extended Response Writing/ OR Writing Assessment Comparative Chart
- OR ELPA Scoring Rubrics (includes Writing)
- State Writing Assessment Accommodations for ELLs
- ELD Writing Sample Task (for collection of evidence)
Sample Graphic Organizers to Support ELD Writing Instruction:
- Vocabulary on a Familiar Topic may be used to support teaching of vocabulary on a specific topic, or Describing Function
- Sentences with Vocabulary on a Familiar Topic may be helpful in teaching Simple Sentence Structure Form, Capitalization and End Punctuation
- Describing a Person may support teaching Describing People Function and Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs
- Describing a Thing
- Describing a Place
- Sequencing (What Happened?) may be implemented when working on Sequencing and Retelling Past Events Functions, and on Sentence Structure, Verb Tense and Conjunctions Forms
- Comparing and Contrasting (with Categories) may support teaching of Contrasting Function and Comparative Structures
Supplementary Instructional Resources and Instructional Practices
- My Reading Coach
- Portaportal- a collection of on-line resources, grammar and vocabulary practice exercises, links to professional organizations and language websites - - guest access log-in is eslpps
- Teaching Language Through Art - Download Telling Our Stories Sample Lesson (Word Weave powerpoint, teacher materials and student workbook). For more information on this unit contact Dory Kanter, ESL Teacher, at email@example.com
- Using Visual directions to support classroom instruction. Watch video clips on using visual directions, language objective, and vocabulary scaffolding.