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1 A Level 2 Student Can Do What... ? Joann Lucero Jan Lanier TNTESOL March 20, 2014

2 Goals for the ESL Classroom  Support the English Learner (EL) in finding comprehensibility in the school setting both socially and academically.  Support the EL in the process of cultural adaptation to the local school environment.  Support the EL in English language acquisition and the connections needed for success in the academic classrooms.  Support regular academic teachers with methods and modifications needed for the EL to be successful in content classrooms and on required assessments.  Support the EL as s/he moves from significant to minimal English support by removing scaffolding as needed for differentiation. 10/22/20142

3 TN has adopted World Class Instructional Design Assessment (WIDA) Standards  Used by 34 states and 2 territories  Have research to back standards  2012 Amplified standards correspond to Common Core State Standards(CCSS)  Can be viewed at  Many elements of support through WIDA 10/22/20143

4 WIDA’s CAN DO philosophy is visible in the company’s research. WIDA’s ongoing research focuses on five main areas of inquiry : 1.alignment, 2.the relationship between academic language proficiency and academic achievement, 3.classroom implementation of standards, 4.teacher development, 5.and policy guidance. 10/22/20144

5 Levels for WIDA  1 = Entering  2 = Emerging  3 = Developing  4 = Expanding  5 = Bridging  6 = Reaching 10/22/20145

6 Expectations and Generalities  Proficiency Levels generally explained  Levels described in definition/student behavior/instruction/instructional support  Levels broken down by discourse/sentence and word/phrase level expectations Refer to handout 10/22/20146

7 Sociocultural Contexts for Language Use  Discourse Level  Sentence Level  Word/Phrase Level –All Levels encompass Register Genre/text type Topic Task/Situation Participants identities and social issues 10/22/20147

8 Verbs to use  Verbs that require an action  Verbs that can be measured  Verbs that relate to the subject or academic area (Refer to handout) 10/22/20148

9 What Successful ESL education is...  Focused on discourse and communication  Continual growth in English language acquisition  Continual growth in accessing academics  Intervention as needed 10/22/20149

10 Questions???   (615)   (615) /22/201410

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