Unit 3: A Closer Look at Part II: Learning About How English Works

What this unit is about: In this unit, you’ll learn more about Part II of the CA ELD Standards: Learning About How English Works.

Part II of the CA ELD Standards focuses on how teachers can support English learners to build awareness about how English works to make meaning. This places English learners in a better position to comprehend and produce academic texts in various content areas. The standards in Part II of the CA ELD Standards should be used in tandem with Part I and not in isolation.

Part II is organized to support teachers to help their students learn about how English works to make meaning in the following ways:

  • Structuring Cohesive Texts
  • Expanding and Enriching Ideas
  • Connecting and Condensing Ideas

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR UNIT 3


What you’ll learn:

  • What Learning About How English Works means
    in the CA ELD Standards
  • How English learners can learn about how
    to structure cohesive texts, expand and
    enrich ideas, and connect and condense ideas
  • How to use Part II and Part I of the CA ELD Standards
    in tandem and how to use both parts in tandem with the
    CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy
     

How you’ll learn:

Engage: See an example of learning about how English works in action
Learn: Learn about the importance of building English learners’ language awareness
Apply: Apply your learning to examine something familiar with a new lens
Reflect and Connect: Network with colleagues online or face-to-face
Check: Check your understanding