The foundation for serving ELL students is English Language Development (ELD) using Integrated and Designated ELD.
ELLMA helps OUSD to develop curriculum and professional development materials based on the California English Language Development Standards and the California ELA/ELD Framework which provides guidance for for implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the CA ELD Standards.
Integrated ELD is the practice of developing academic language in all subject areas in order to provide students access to the core academic program. Designated ELD is a protected time each day for instruction tailored for each student’s language proficiency level. English Language Learners need both in order to progress and reach the goal of reclassification within their first six years in U.S. schools.
Read on for how to use ELD strategies in your classroom.
What Designated ELD material should I use?
Based on review of available curriculum, we have identified these supplementary Designated ELD materials to support your Designated ELD instruction. Over time, our goal is for sites to build proficiency and instruction aligned with the ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes.
See the Stages of Integrated and Designated ELD to help you and your site self-assess where you are on the continuum of implementation.
TK-1: Systematic ELD 2-5: D4L - Discussions for Learning (video demo)
At-Risk/Progressing ELLs: National Geographic
4-5: Word Generation
Long Term ELLs: English 3-D
What high leverage ELL strategies are recommended?
The high leverage strategies for ELLs are grounded in the Big 3:
- Fortifying Complex Output: the guided practice as well as written and oral rehearsal of complex language production.
- Academic Discussion: explicit teaching of discussion skills while ensuring equity of voice through language supports and structured talk protocols. Academic discussions increase engagement, deepen content understanding, and develop students' language skills.
- The Quality Academic Discussions site provides guidance, tools, and inspiration to effectively use this strategy in your classroom.
- Using Complex Text to develop complex language ie. close reading, language play (Unpacking Juicy sentences, text reconstruction)
Check out our collection of classroom strategies below. These can be used across all subjects and grade levels to engage English Learners, as well as other students, in grade-level content.
Classroom Strategy Reference Sheets
ELLMA partners with school sites to provide core PD opportunities.