Thursday, March 14, 2013
WIDA Can Do Descriptors for PreK
WIDA, the source of the new ELL standards as of this year, has what they call "Can Do Descriptors" for all the grade levels. These describe what ELLs at various levels should be expected to do in the classroom and as a result, show how we can modify instruction for ELLs at various levels.
Go to: http://www.wida.us/standards/CAN_DOs/ and click on the PDF for the "PreK-K CAN DO Descriptors" on the right side of the page.
The ELD (English Language Development) Standards are not yet released for 3 & 4 year olds, but these CAN DO's are useful for now.