INTEGRATED OR DESIGNATED ELD

6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ELD INSTRUCTION

BY DR. SILVIA E. YBARRA • JOHN R. HOLLINGSWORTH

What is Integrated ELD

Integrated ELD refers to teachers providing language clarification and language acquisition support during regular content area lessons. The goal for Integrated ELD is for English Learners (ELs) to learn the content and academic language used in each lesson. Learning Objectives for integrated ELD lessons come directly from the content standards of the lesson being taught, such as English Language Arts, Mathematics, History Social Science, and  Science.

What is Designated ELD

Designated ELD, on the other hand, is a protected time during the regular school day when teachers provide lessons for English Learners to develop English language proficiency. The overall goal of ELD instruction is for students to learn English at the level of a native speaker. In school settings, ELD instruction focuses on English Learners developing the language skills needed to learn content taught in English and to be able to express their content  knowledge in English. The Learning Objectives for ELD come from organizations such as  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and state departments of  education.

In this article, we highlight 6 important things to know about ELD instruction. They include definitions, content covered for integrated ELD, EL instructional strategies, ELD proficiency levels, concepts covered for Designated ELD, and common problems in current ELD teaching. Download our powerful 19 page White Paper titled “6 Things to Know About ELD Instruction” now.

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