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
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.