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"How well a student can speak a second language has nothing to do with her or his ability to think abstractly." - Jane Hill (2016)English Language Development OverviewThe English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards provide prerequisite language skills for English language learners (ELLs) to access academic content. The standards provide the foundational linguistic knowledge for students who are not proficient in English. A strong grammatical foundation is essential in the language acquisition process for ELLs. There is a purposeful overlap of the ELP and the Arizona English Language Arts Standards language skills. The K-12 ELP Standards should be utilized to guide instruction for English language learners. Classroom materials used in ELD instruction reflect content from a variety of academic disciplines including math, social studies, and science. See the “Guidance Document” for details about the state-mandated structure of the 4-hour ELD block.
For more information go to the Arizona Department of Education website under the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS):
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Parent Brochure CUSD ELD (2017)
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GO To Teacher Access for FORMS & Teacher ResourcesCUSD English Language Development StandardsGuidance Document (for ELP Standards)Stage I -- KindergartenStage II -- Grades 1-2Stage III -- Grades 3-5Stage IV -- Grades 6-8Stage V -- Grades 9-12
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