English Language Development

Integrated ELD

An Integrated ELD lesson is a content lesson (e.g., ELA, Math, Science, Music, Social Studies, Art, Second Step) that teaches two types of objectives simultaneously:

A content objective

  • the primary objective
  • the understanding of all students is checked
  • aligned to a content standard

An ELD objective

  • a secondary objective
  • the understanding of the ELs is checked
  • aligned to an ELD standard
    • teaches a high leverage linguistic skill
    • can be used outside of the content area (e.g., a general academic word, grammar)
    • is based on language use – but not spelling, capitalization, or punctuation as these are not ELD standards

Designated ELD

Students receive a minimum of 30 minutes of instruction focusing on the ELD standards during a dedicated time block.

Designated ELD lessons are designed to go into or from content instruction.

  • Into content instruction – lessons that frontload the grammar or general academic words that students, especially ELs, need to participate in a content lesson at the same level as English proficient students
  • From content instruction – lessons that directly address the grammar or general academic words that the teacher has observed multiple students not yet using correctly with consistency during content instruction.

English Language Development Was Last Modified: October 21, 2019