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In Massachusetts, there's a strong priority on helping English Language Learners (ELLs) develop academic language. To do this, we know that effective instruction for ELLs requires both content and language instruction. However, crafting effective language goals for ELLs may require some support. ESL educators are asking a variety of questions, including:
- What does an effective language objective look like?
- How do I use WIDA to help craft language objectives?
- Who can I learn from and are there best practices?
These slides are from a free webinar that occurred Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 4-5 PM Eastern time.
UP Academy Lawrence ELL teacher Allison Balter and Ellevation CEO Jordan Meranus explored effective practices, tips and takeaways, teacher success stories, and a model for crafting language goals, covering:
- The importance of language objectives.
- A step-by-step process for crafting powerful language objectives.
- How to use WIDA's resources (CAN DO Descriptors, MPIs, etc.) to inform the development of language objectives.
- Examples of language objectives and use in a classroom.
The webinar recording with audio is available here: https://ellevation.webex.com/ellevation/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=6546942&rKey=1e36bf35ebbd638a