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English learners at all levels of English language proficiency (Emerging, Expanding, Bridging) can use language in meaningful and relevant ways across the content areas. In integrated ELD, the CA ELD Standards are used in tandem with the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and other content standards.

View one or more of the following media pieces to see how integrated ELD looks in grades 9–12 classrooms. As you watch, think about the following:
 

  1. The ways in which the instructional practices you see support language and literacy development for English learners.
  2. How the teacher might use the CA ELD Standards as a guide to provide appropriate levels of scaffolding for students at different English language proficiency levels.

 

Enhancing Chemistry Basics with Technology (Chemistry) External Link
Watch this video to see how Ms. Summers uses project-based learning and collaborative work to enhance students’ understanding of chemistry. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here. Download transcript

Related Resources:
Mass Worksheet
Density Worksheet
Classification of Matter Worksheet
What is Matter Worksheet
 

Reading Like a Historian: Philosophical Chairs (Grades 9–12, History) External Link
Watch this video to see how Ms. Ziegler supports her students to read their history texts closely, discuss content, and debate issues using evidence. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here. Download transcript

Related Resources:
Vietnam War Worksheet
Anti Vietnam War Lesson Plan
 

“The Lottery” (Grade 9, ELA) External Link
Watch how this teacher supports her students to select and use precise vocabulary to discuss various literary elements in the text “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here. Download transcript

 

Text Analysis (Grade 12, ELA) External Link
Watch this video to see how students in a 12th-grade ELA class write text-based questions in preparation for extensive discussions about symbolism in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here. Download transcript

Related Resources:
Song of Solomon Lesson Plan
Song of Solomon Reading Guide
Preparing for Archetypes Graphic Organizer
Symbolism Group Work
Song of Solomon Characterization
Symbolism of Color
 

Using Questioning to Develop Understanding (Grade 9, ELA) External Link
Watch how this 9th-grade teacher uses questioning to scaffold her students’ understanding of complex texts. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here. Download transcript