Category Archives: Standards

Things relating to the TESOL/WIDA standards.

ELLs and Special Education

Here’s a presentation/powerpoint (in .pdf format) from the WIDA consortium about English language learners and special education.  Among other great points raised in the presentation; Speaking a language other than English is not a disability!


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Terakki English Language Teaching Conference

This week was 1st Terakki ELT conference hosted by a lot of my extremely talented and knowledgeable colleagues from Terakki Schools in Istanbul, Turkey.  Way to go, guys!


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Using the Can-Do Descriptors in Grades 3-5

From WIDA Blog…

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Writing Content and Language Objectives: A PowerPoint

From Kim Gearheart’s ESL blog;

Writing Content and Language Objectives: A PowerPoint.

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Writing Language Objectives

Here’s a video from Colorin Colorado about the importance of writing language objectives.

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February 12, 2014 · 12:31 am

Steps for Developing Language Objectives

This video provides a great tutorial on how to develop language objectives for our CLD students. From Depttl2012.

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February 5, 2014 · 12:48 am

Language Objectives: The Key to Effective Content Area Instruction for English Learners

A post from Colorin Colorado via Dr. Broady’s ESL blog. This post discusses what language objectives are, why they’re important, and how teachers can form language objectives for their CLD students.



what a language objective is
steps that teachers can take to create language objectives
how to implement language objectives in a general education classroom
how to align objectives to content and language standards
ideas and resources on how to support teachers as they become familiar with this practice.


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