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The California ELD Standards Companion
Grades K-2

Foreword by Laurie Olsen



December 2018 | 200 pages | Corwin

“This is an era of extraordinary promise and support for addressing the needs of California’s English learners. That’s why this book, The California ELD Standards Companion, is so important. It’s exactly the kind of bridge teachers need between standards and what it looks like in the classroom.”

—LAURIE OLSENStrategic Adviser,

 The Sobrato Early Academic  Language (SEAL) Initiative

Just for California teachers!

California teachers: you’re going to love this! Here at last is that single teaching resource for making the critical link between our ELD Standards and the CCSS ELA Standards. Standard by standard, you’ll quickly discover how to integrate language development into your day-to-day content instruction, armed with an insider’s understanding of how best to support our many English learners.

Modeled after Jim Burke’s Common Core series, this Grades K-2 volume of The California ELD Standards Companion is every bit “that version of the standards you wish you had” because it’s just so easy to digest and apply. It’s all here:

  • Horizontal and vertical views reveal how each ELD Standard changes and progresses grade by grade and proficiency level by proficiency level.
  • What the Student Does Sections, also scannable by grade and proficiency level, unpack in student-friendly language what meeting a standard looks like in practice.
  • CCSS ELA Standards are displayed side by side with California’s ELD Standards so you can appreciate the purposeful alignment between the two as the basis for remodeling instructional practice.
  • What the Teacher Does Sections provide specific instructional guidance by grade band, including student prompts and tips for differentiation across proficiency level.
  • A dedicated vocabulary section offers a quick-reference glossary of key words and phrases as they are used within each ELD Standard.
  • Each section concludes with a vignette from the California ELA/ELD Framework to illustrate exemplary standards-based instruction.

Thanks to the ELD Standards, we are now free to teach our ELs the way we knew best all along: language and content taught hand in hand across the school day. Lean on Ivannia Soto and Linda Carstens’ California ELD Standards Companion as your one-stop guide for delivering that excellent education our ELs so deeply deserve.

 
Foreword by Laurie Olsen
 
Prologue
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Overall Introduction
 
Introduction to Part 1, Cluster A: Interacting in Meaningful Ways, Collaborative Mode
 
Standard 1. Exchanging information and ideas
ELD Standard 1 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 1: Exchanging information and ideas  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 1: Exchanging information and ideas  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 1: Exchanging information and ideas  
Snapshot 3.4. Collecting and Reporting Data on Litter at School Integrated ELA, ELD, Science, and History–Social Science in Kindergarten  
 
Standard 2. Interacting via written English
ELD Standard 2 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 2: Interacting via written English  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 2: Interacting via written English  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 2: Interacting via written English  
Vignette 3.1. Retelling and Rewriting The Three Little Pigs Integrated ELA/Literacy and ELD Instruction in Transitional Kindergarten  
 
Standard 3. Offering opinions
ELD Standard 3 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 3: Offering opinions  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 3: Offering opinions  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 3: Offering opinions  
Snapshot 3.11. Expanding Sentences and Building Vocabulary Designated ELD Connected to ELA/Social Studies in Grade 1  
 
Standard 4. Adapting language choices
ELD Standard 4 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 4: Adapting language choices  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 4: Adapting language choices  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 4: Adapting language choices  
Vignette 3.5. Interactive Read Alouds With Informational Texts Integrated ELA, Literacy, and Science Instruction in Grade 1  
 
Introduction to Part 1, Cluster B: Interacting in Meaningful Ways, Interpretive Mode
 
Standard 5. Listening actively
ELD Standard 5 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 5: Listening actively  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 5: Listening actively  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 5: Listening actively  
Vignette 3.5. Interactive Read Alouds With Informational Texts Integrated ELA, Literacy, and Science Instruction in Grade 1  
 
Standard 6. Reading/viewing closely
ELD Standard 6 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 6: Reading/viewing closely  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 6: Reading/viewing closely  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 6: Reading/viewing closely  
Vignette 4.1. Close Reading of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (Narrative Text) ELA Instruction in Grade 2  
 
Standard 7. Evaluating language choices
ELD Standard 7 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 7: Evaluating language choices  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 7: Evaluating language choices  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 7: Evaluating language choices  
Vignette 3.6. Unpacking Sentences Designated ELD Instruction in Grade 1  
 
Standard 8. Analyzing language choices
ELD Standard 8 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 8: Analyzing language choices  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 8: Analyzing language choices  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 8: Analyzing language choices  
Vignette 4.2. Discussing “Doing” Verbs in Chrysanthemum Designated ELD Instruction in Grade 2  
 
Introduction to Part 1, Cluster C: Interacting in Meaningful Ways, Productive Mode
 
Standard 9. Presenting
ELD Standard 9 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 9: Presenting  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 9: Presenting  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 9: Presenting  
Vignette 3.2. Retelling The Three Little Pigs Using Past Tense Verbs and Expanded Sentences— Designated ELD Instruction in Transitional Kindergarten  
 
Standard 10. Composing/writing
ELD Standard 10 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 10: Composing/writing  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 10: Composing/writing  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 10: Composing/writing  
Snapshot 3.11. Expanding Sentences and Building Vocabulary Designated ELD Connected to ELA/Social Studies in Grade 1  
 
Standard 11. Supporting opinions
ELD Standard 11 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 11: Supporting opinions  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 11: Supporting opinions  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 11: Supporting opinions  
Snapshot 3.11. Expanding Sentences and Building Vocabulary Designated ELD Connected to ELA/Social Studies in Grade 1  
 
Standard 12. Selecting language resources
ELD Standard 12 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 12: Selecting language resources  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 12: Selecting language resources  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 12: Selecting language resources  
Snapshot 3.9. Teaching Science Vocabulary Integrated ELA, ELD, and Science in Grade 1  
 
Introduction to Part 2, Cluster A: Learning About How English Works, Structuring Cohesive Texts
 
Standard 1. Understanding text structure
ELD Standard 1 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 1: Understanding text structure  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 1: Understanding text structure  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 1: Understanding text structure  
Snapshot 3.2. Goldilocks and the Three Bears Integrated ELA and ELD in Transitional Kindergarten  
 
Standard 2. Understanding cohesion
ELD Standard 2 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 2: Understanding cohesion  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 2: Understanding cohesion  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 2: Understanding cohesion  
Vignette 3.6. Unpacking Sentences Designated ELD Instruction in Grade 1  
 
Introduction to Part 2, Cluster B: Learning About How English Works, Expanding and Enriching Ideas
 
Standard 3. Using verbs and verb phrases
ELD Standard 3 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 3: Using verbs and verb phrases  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 3: Using verbs and verb phrases  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 3: Using verbs and verb phrases  
Vignette 4. 2. Discussing “Doing” Verbs in Chrysanthemum Designated ELD Instruction in Grade 2  
 
Standard 4. Using nouns and noun phrases
ELD Standard 4 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 4: Using nouns and noun phrases  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 4: Using nouns and noun phrases  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 4: Using nouns and noun phrases  
Vignette 3.2. Retelling The Three Little Pigs Using Past Tense Verbs and Expanded Sentences Designated ELD Instruction in Transitional Kindergarten  
 
Standard 5. Modifying to add details
ELD Standard 5 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 5: Modifying to add details  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 5: Modifying to add details  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 5: Modifying to add details  
Snapshot 3.11. Expanding Sentences and Building Vocabulary Designated ELD Connected to ELA/Social Studies in Grade 1  
 
Introduction to Part 2, Cluster C: Learning About How English Works, Connecting and Condensing Ideas
 
Standard 6. Connecting ideas
ELD Standard 6 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 6: Connecting ideas  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary—Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 6: Connecting ideas  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 6: Connecting ideas  
Vignette 3.6. Unpacking Sentences Designated ELD Instruction in Grade 1  
 
Standard 7. Condensing ideas
ELD Standard 7 Organized by Grade Level and Proficiency Level  
What the Student Does  
CCSS ELA Standards Related to Standard 7: Condensing ideas  
What the Teacher Does  
Academic Vocabulary–Key Words and Phrases Related to Standard 7: Condensing ideas  
Example of Practice in Snapshot Related to Standard 7: Condensing ideas  
Vignette 3.5. Interactive Read Alouds With Informational Texts Integrated ELA, Literacy, and Science Instruction in Grade 1  

"For those who have been overwhelmed, have resisted, or just have not gotten around to it, the format of The California ELD Standards Companion, Grades K-2, with its specific examples of how standards play out it in the classroom, provides a nice context for learning the standards. It is a valuable resource for teachers to use."

Dr. Kathe Gonsalves, Coordinator of Language & Literacy Department, San Joaquin County Office of Education
San Joaquin County Office of Education

The California ELD Standards Companion: Grades K-2 is a valuable resource for teachers to look up standards they are addressing to see the alignment of the ELD standards through the EL levels and across the K-2 grade span as well as alignment with some of the ELA standards.  It will be useful to new teachers who are just learning about curriculum and standards and for administrators who are doing classroom walk-throughs and observations."

Teresa Twisselman Coordinator, English/Language Arts, Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Kern County Superintendent of Schools

"The California ELD Standards Companion: Grades K-2 is a must have for all Kindergarten through Grade 2 classrooms. The book is teacher friendly, current and relevant. It can easily be aligned with any K-2 content area to enhance students English Language Development skills."

Michele R. Dean, Ed.D., University Field Placement Coordinator & Lecturer, California Lutheran University
California Lutheran University

"All teachers have access to the ELD standards to guide ELD instruction but it is not enough to have the standards given challenge of meeting the needs of ELs at each proficiency level.   This book provides an easy to follow repetitive format with clearly stated introductions for Part I & Part II and offers a practical and effective plan for 'What the Student Does' and 'What the Teacher Does' in each section. It covers many important features that would enhance and improve instruction for English learners. "

Rebecca Castro, Elementary School Principal, Montebello Unified School District
Montebello Unified School District

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