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English Language Development (ELD) Instruction

Overview

Designated ELD

English learner students receive regular, designated ELD targeted at their proficiency level and based on Parts I, II and III of the CA ELD standards (CA ELD standards, 2012; CA ELA/ELD framework, 2014). Amount of time will vary based on grade level and level of English proficiency, but should be at least:

Grade Minimum minutes per week Double for newcomers
K 40 80
1-3 60 120
4-6 60 120
7-8 Designated class or 60 minutes Designated class
9-12 Designated class or 60 minutes Designated class

Integrated ELD

English learner students receive regular, integrated ELD during their core instruction that is based on Parts I and II of the CA ELD standards. These lessons are more frequent and often shorter than designated ELD lessons, and should be provided whenever EL students need support with the language of the core lesson. Teachers and leaders will receive professional learning on ELD instruction, which will be part of the Professional Learning on Universal Design for Learning.