GOOD THINGS ABOUT WIDAEasy to apply on large scaleCurrent policies: retain pull-out programStandards provide good benchmar...
IMPROVEMENTSMore emphasis on learning BICSMore emphasis on English use outside of schoolGreater personalization
SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECTDesign a projectInvolves relating some aspect of a ELL’s daily life to their experience as an immigra...
FOR EXAMPLE…Journal ProjectStudents write a journal of their everyday experiences over an extended period of time in info...
BENEFITSCommunity based, not nationwideStudents are able to express themselves  and their experiencesPractice in BICS and ...
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Final presentation action plan

  1. 1. GOOD THINGS ABOUT WIDAEasy to apply on large scaleCurrent policies: retain pull-out programStandards provide good benchmarksMPI’s allow teachers to adapt classwork for ELLsELP levels allow some personalizationSuccess in Academic English
  2. 2. IMPROVEMENTSMore emphasis on learning BICSMore emphasis on English use outside of schoolGreater personalization
  3. 3. SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECTDesign a projectInvolves relating some aspect of a ELL’s daily life to their experience as an immigrantRelay this information in the form of a presentation to peers and possibly community members Presentation should include formal and informal communication
  4. 4. FOR EXAMPLE…Journal ProjectStudents write a journal of their everyday experiences over an extended period of time in informal English (BICS)Allow students to read their own journal to look at overarching themes in their experiencesCompile these into a presentation to show to family, friends, peers, and community as a class
  5. 5. BENEFITSCommunity based, not nationwideStudents are able to express themselves and their experiencesPractice in BICS and CALPPractice in different forms of communication (Hymes’ competencies)Build bridges across social gaps that may have been created by flaws in the program

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