ELL Proficiency Standards Worksheet

Paper instructions:
This assignment should not be written as an essay. Please answer each question thoroughly, with one reference per question. APA is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

1) In Arizona, there is a requirement for teachers of ELLs to deliver 4 hours of daily English language development instruction. One of these hours is devoted entirely to the explicit instruction in grammar. Present an idea for a learning activity that involves the explicit instruction of a specific grammatical concept.

2) Provide an example of how an English language proficiency (ELP) standard could be addressed within the instruction of each of the following content areas; math, science, and social studies.

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Possible resources:
1. Common Core State Standards Initiative

Familiarize yourself with the Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, located on the Common Core State Standards Initiative website.
http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards

2. English Language Arts Standards

Familiarize yourself with “English Language Arts Standards,” located on the Arizona Department of Education website.
http://www.azed.gov/azccrs/elastandards/

3. English Language Proficiency Standards Guidance Document

Read the “English Language Proficiency Standards Guidance Document,” located on the Arizona Department of Education website.
http://www.azed.gov/english-language-learners/files/2012/02/guidance-doc-finalized.pdf

4. Finalized English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards

Familiarize yourself with the Finalized English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards, located on the Arizona Department of Education website.
http://www.azed.gov/english-language-learners/elps/

5. How to Read the Standards

Read “How to Read the Standards,” located on the Common Core State Standards Initiative website.

How to Read the Standards

6. Structured English Immersion Models of the Arizona English Language Learners Task Force

Read “Structured English Immersion Models of the Arizona English Language Learners Task Force,” located on the Arizona Department of Education website.
http://www.azed.gov/english-language-learners/files/2015/01/structured-english-immersion-models-revised-december-2014.pdf

7. Writing and Using Content and Language Objectives

Read “Writing and Using Content and Language Objectives,” located on the Shoreline Public Schools website.
http://schools.shorelineschools.org/swstaff/files/2014/08/writing-content-and-language-objectives.pdf

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