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New Standards for Pre-school age ELLs

mso Posted by mso in Reaching English Language Learners on Dec 10, 2012 3:29:46 PM

Hi everyone,

Does anyone work with younger children?

Thought you might be interested in learning about WIDA's proposed new standards for pre-schoolers.

They parallel K-12 English Language Development Standards, will contain the following components:

  1. Six Early Language Development Standards
  2. Two language domains (receptive and productive)
  3. Three early language development levels in English
  4. Three age groups
  5. Two features of developmentally appropriate academic language
  6. Performance definitions that define each level in each age group
  7. Model Performance Indicators (MPIs)

These are the six Early Language Development Standards for children between the

ages of 2.5-5.5 years (30-66 months):

1.    Dual language  learners:

communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for success in the area of Social-Emotional Development

2.    Dual language  learners:

communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for success in the area of Language Arts

3.    Dual language  learners:

communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for success in the area of Mathematics

4.    Dual language  learners:

communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for success in the area of Science

5.    Dual language  learners:

communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for success in the area of Social Studies

6.    Dual language  learners:

communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for success in the area of Physical Development

 

The following link provides a complete article/blog post from WIDA...

http://www.widaatwcer.blogspot.com/2012/12/first-look-at-early-language.html#more

 

What do you think of the term "dual language learners"?

Please share your thoughts? 

How will this help you?

Marie (mso)

 

http://http//www.widaatwcer.blogspot.com/2012/12/first-look-at-early-language.html#more

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