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ELD Standards addressed in this lesson:

Speaking and Listening


Grades 35 Beg.

Grades 35 Int.

Grades 35 E. Adv.

Grades 35 Adv.

Begin to speak a
few words or
sentences by using
some English
phonemes and
rudimentary English
grammatical forms
(e.g., single words
or phrases).

Begin to be understood when


speaking but may
have some
inconsistent use of
standard English
grammatical forms
and sounds (e.g.,
plurals, simple past
tense, pronouns
such as he or she).

Ask and answer


instructional
questions with
some supporting
elements (e.g., Is
it your turn to go
to the computer
lab?).

Listen attentively
to more complex
information on
new topics across
content areas and
identify the main
points and
supporting details.

Answer simple
questions with oneto two-word
responses.

Ask and answer


questions by using
phrases or simple
sentences.

Listen attentively
to information and
identify important
details and
concepts by using
both verbal and
nonverbal
responses.

Make oneself
understood when
speaking by using
consistent
standard English
grammatical
forms, sounds,
intonation, pitch,
and modulation
but may make
random errors.
Participate in and
initiate more extended social
conversations with
peers and adults
on unfamiliar
topics by asking
and answering
questions and
restating and
soliciting
information.

Make oneself
understood when
speaking by using
consistent
standard English
grammatical forms
and sounds;
however, some
rules may not be
followed (e.g.,
third-person
singular, male and
female pronouns).

Participate in social
conversations with
peers and adults
on familiar topics
by asking and
answering
questions and
soliciting
information.

Recognize
appropriate ways
of speaking that
vary according to
the purpose,
audience, and
subject matter.

Reading and Writing

Grades 3-5 Beg.

Grades 3-5 Int.

Grade 3-5 E. Adv.

Grades 3-5 Adv.

Apply knowledge
of contentrelated
vocabulary to
discussions and
reading.

Recognize some
common root
words and
affixes when
they are
attached to
known
vocabulary (e.g.,
speak, speaker).

Use knowledge of
English
morphemes,
phonics, and
syntax to decode
and interpret the
meaning of
unfamiliar words.

Apply knowledge of
common root words
and affixes when
they are attached to
known vocabulary.

Recognize that
some words have
multiple meanings
(e.g., present/gift,
present/time) in
texts in content
areas.
Use some
common root
words and affixes
when they are
attached to known
vocabulary (e.g.,
educate,
education).

Recognize that some


words have multiple
meanings and apply
this knowledge
consistently.

Use a standard
dictionary to
determine the
meaning of unknown
words.