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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 videos to see how integrated ELD looks in grades 6–8 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 English learners at different English language proficiency levels.

 

Higher Order Questions: A Path to Deeper Learning (ELA) External Link
Watch as Ms. Francisco, a middle school English teacher, guides her 6th-grade students to discuss higher order questions using the text as evidence. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here.
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Sample Film Questions for Students #1
Sample Film Questions for Students #2
Savage Harvest Lesson Plan
 

Cyber-Bullying: What’s Crossing the Line? (Humanities) External Link
Watch as this 6th-grade teacher helps her students understand a controversial topic by giving them multiple opportunities to discuss and back up their opinions with evidence. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here.
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Related Resources:
Cyberbullying Lesson Plan
 

Rewriting a Text in 6th Grade Science (Science) External Link
In this video, students work together to rewrite a scientific text with the support of their teacher. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here.
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Collaborative Summarizing in 7th Grade History (Social Studies) External Link
Watch this video to see how students work in pairs to summarize a 7th-grade history text after their teacher, Mr. Harris, models for them how to locate the best information and combine and condense ideas into summaries. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here.
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Related Resources:
CSR Sample Lesson Plan: What is the Purpose of School
How to Get the Gist: 7th Grade Lesson Plan Template
 

Algebra Team: Inside Ms. Jones’ Class (Math) External Link
Watch Ms. Jones as she engages her Algebra students to explain their thinking in mathematics while scaffolding their use of academic language. See the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards in action here. Download transcript

Related Resources:
Algebra Team Lesson Plan
Factoring Homework Assignment
Rectangle Diamond Method Factoring Trinomials
Worksheet: Area of a Rectangle