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ERIC Number: ED559379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Framework for Raising Expectations and Instructional Rigor for English Language Learners
Council of the Great City Schools
The purpose of this document is to define a new vision for English Language Development, to share examples of instructional delivery models, and to provide step-by-step guidance for selecting instructional materials that will accelerate the acquisition of academic language and grade-level content for all English learners in urban school districts. This document may be used alone, or in combination with other evaluation protocols adopted by districts, as deemed appropriate by each district's instructional leadership. Before selecting instructional materials for English Language Learners (ELLs), however, districts must have a clear vision of how their instructional program for ELLs ensures attention to the instructional shifts and rigor of the Common Core, providing both the language development and the scaffolded grade-level content required for ELLs to be successful. To aid districts in this task, the Council of the Great City Schools has developed a framework for English Language Development (ELD) that is anchored in the language demands of the Common Core; which is called the "ELD 2.0" Framework. The underlying pedagogy related to language acquisition, language development, and rigor, and also defines the specific components of the "ELD 2.0" Framework is described in this report. While the two major components of the framework are defined explicitly, the delivery of the model is described more generally, in order to allow districts to fit the "ELD 2.0" Framework within their own program design. The following is appended: Matching Instructional Materials to Your Program Design.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools