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Speaking and Listening Activities


The English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework in California call for Designated ELD instructional time. It's a protected time in the school day where teachers use the California ELD standards to teach critical English language skills. The state of California has left it up to districts to determine the amount of time for this designated block. My district has chosen for our schools to have 30 minutes of designated ELD instruction. Our English Learners go to a different classroom (from their homeroom) for ELD instruction at their level. English Only students stay in their homeroom classroom and teachers teach lessons using Speaking and Listening standards. If you're not teaching ELD during this designated time, it is your obligation to teach the Speaking and Listening standards to the EO students.

This year my EL students go to another classroom to receive designated instruction with the ELD standards at their level, so my EO students stay with me. I have come up with different ideas to incorporate the Speaking and Listening standards during our 30 minutes of Speaking and Listening instruction, to make the most out of the standards and the 30-minute block.


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