ESL 433N Week 1 Assignment, English Language Proficiency Standards
Using the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELP) from Arizona or from your state, select a stage (grade level) for a group of students of your choosing. Create a content objective and a language objective using the English Language Arts Standards from AZ or from your state for your group of ELLs at the Basic Proficiency Level for each of the following domains:
- Listening and Speaking
Include a 500-750-word summary below the chart that contains rationales for each of the three domains. That describes how the objectives you wrote address the characteristics of a basic ELL level. And accounts for the theoretical language acquisition principles mentioned in your required reading. In this summary, explain how content area teachers can write lesson plans in which all of the standards (ELP and content) support one another and actually provide scaffolding opportunities for students.
ESL 433N Week 1 Discussion Question 1
According to Jim Cummins, social language (BICS) takes 1-3 years while academic language (CALP) is more difficult and takes 5-8 years to develop. Describe the differences between BICS and CALP. How can teachers help English language learners develop academic language?
ESL 433N Week 1 Discussion Question 2
What are some of the greatest barriers preventing our schools from meeting the educational goals for ELL students today? Consider efforts that promote and/or suppress dual language or two-way bilingual initiatives and programs. What recommendations are offered in your readings that address those barriers? Who do you see as potential change agents for implementing those recommendations?