Federal Programs - ESL - ELD Standards

Federal Programs - ESL - ELD Standards

ESL Department

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) STANDARDS

 The WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards represent the social, instructional, and academic language that students need to engage with peers, educators, and the curriculum in schools

STANDARDABBREVIATION

ELD Standard 1 

English language learners communicate for Social and
Instructional purposes within the school setting

   Social and
   Instructional
   language

ELD Standard 2

English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts   The language           of Language     Arts

ELD Standard 3

English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Mathematics

   The language of

Mathematics

ELD Standard 4

English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Science   The language of
Science

ELD Standard 5

English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Social Studies   The language of
Social Studies

Standard 1 recognizes the importance of social language in student interaction with peers and teachers in school and the language students encounter across instructional settings.

Standards 2–5 address the language of the content-driven classroom and of textbooks, which typically is characterized by a more formal register and a specific way of communicating (e.g., academic vocabulary, specific syntactic structures, and characteristic organizational patterns and conventions).

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