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SBE-Adopted ELA/ELD Framework Chapters

The State Board of Education adopted the English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Framework at their July 9, 2014, meeting. This is the final, edited digital version of the ELA/ELD Framework, published July 2015.
ELA/ELD Framework - Whole Document (Posted Jul-2015)

To view the ELA/ELD Framework in its entirety, please visit the Digital Chalkboard External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 26MB). (Note: this is a large file, allow time to load.)

ELA/ELD Framework – By Chapter (Posted Jul-2015)

To view individual chapters of the ELA/ELD Framework, use the links below. (Note: if you have difficulty viewing the text on your device, use the Digital Chalkboard link noted above.)

Cover, Front Matter, and Introduction to the Framework (PDF; 1MB)

Chapter 1: Overview of the Standards (PDF; 2MB)

Chapter 2: Key Considerations in the ELA/Literacy and ELD Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (PDF; 2MB)

Chapter 3: Content and Pedagogy: Transitional Kindergarten Through Grade One (PDF; 3MB)

Chapter 4: Content and Pedagogy: Grades Two and Three (PDF; 2MB)

Chapter 5: Content and Pedagogy: Grades Four and Five (PDF; 2MB)

Chapter 6: Content and Pedagogy: Grades Six Through Eight (PDF; 3MB)

Chapter 7: Content and Pedagogy: Grades Nine Through Twelve (PDF; 3MB)

Chapter 8: Assessment (PDF; 2MB)

Chapter 9: Access and Equity (PDF; 2MB)

Chapter 10: Learning in the 21st Century (PDF; 1MB)

Chapter 11: Implementing High-Quality ELA/Literacy and ELD Instruction: Professional Learning, Leadership, and Program Supports (PDF; 1MB)

Chapter 12: Instructional Materials to Support the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards (PDF; 1MB)

Appendix, Resources, and Glossary (PDF; 2MB)

ELA/ELD Framework - Executive Summary

Executive Summary: English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework External link opens in new window or tab. (Dated Oct-2015)
The executive summary provides a glimpse into the ELA/ELD Framework and the guidance it provides for educators, including descriptive snapshots and vignettes of grade-level instruction.

Implementation

Los Círculos de la Implementación

  • Los Círculos de la Implementación | English Version (PDF; New Jan-2016)
    The Circles of Implementation figure and corresponding narrative description (which appears in the SBE-Adopted ELA/ELD Framework, Chapter 2, on Page 4) have been translated into Spanish to support the implementation of the ELA/ELD Framework. The English version is provided for reference.

Guides for Supporting English Learners and the Five Key Themes in the ELA/ELD Framework

  • A Guide to Resources with an English Learner Emphasis (DOC; New Jan-2016)
    This guide is intended to support California educators in the use of the components within the ELA/ELD Framework that focus on meeting the needs of English learners.

  • A Guide for Tracing the Meaning Making Theme (Coming Soon)
    This guide is intended to support California educators in the use of the components within the ELA/ELD Framework that focus on meaning making, which is at the heart of ELA/literacy and ELD instruction.

  • A Guide Tracing the Language Development Theme (Coming Soon)
    This guide is intended to support California educators in the use of the components within the ELA/ELD Framework that focus on language development, which is at the core of the California ELA/Literacy strands—Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language.

  • A Guide Tracing the Effective Expression Theme (Coming Soon)
    This guide is intended to support California educators in the use of the components within the ELA/ELD Framework that focus on effective expression, which is essential for students to effectively communicate their understanding and thinking.

  • A Guide Tracing the Content Knowledge Theme (Coming Soon)
    This guide is intended to support California educators in the use of the components within the ELA/ELD Framework that focus on content knowledge, which is vital for students to successfully acquire, construct, and convey knowledge.

  • A Guide Tracing the Foundational Skills Theme (Coming Soon)
    This guide is intended to support California educators in the use of the components within the ELA/ELD Framework that focus on the foundational skills of literacy—print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, and fluency—which are crucial for literacy achievement.

Resources Supporting Implementation of the ELA/ELD Framework

  • Chart of ELA/ELD Framework Snapshots and Vignettes | PDF (Posted Jul-2015)
    Brief snapshots and longer vignettes are included throughout the ELA/ELD Framework to provide examples of instruction. This chart lists all the snapshots and vignettes, by chapter, and includes the grade level, page number(s), and indicates the different content areas each snapshot and vignette addresses. (Note: In the items column, “S” stands for a snapshot, and “V” represents vignettes.)

    • ELA/ELD Framework Snapshots (PDF; 2MB; Posted Jul-2015)
      The snapshots in chapters 3–7 provide examples of instructional strategies for transitional kindergarten through grades eleven and twelve in ELA, ELD, and other content areas. In chapters 8–11, the snapshots are examples of possible scenarios for multiple grade levels in other systems of support, such as assessment, access and equity, or 21st century learning. All snapshots for the ELA/ELD framework, chapters 3–11, are compiled into this document.

    • ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes: Chapters 3–7 (PDF; 2MB; Posted Jul-2015)
      Two vignettes are provided for each grade level (for TK to grade 8) and grade span (grades 9–10 and 11–12). These vignettes offer more in-depth examples of classroom practices, including connections to other disciplines and scaffolding for modifications for all students, including instruction for integrated and designated ELD. All vignettes, by chapter and grade-level, for chapters 3–7 are compiled into this document.

    • ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes Summary Sheet | PDF
      List developed by the San Joaquin County Office of Education of all the vignettes and their title/content by grade level. Each grade-level section has a pair of vignettes: an ELA/Literacy with integrated ELD vignette and a companion designed ELD vignette. 

  • Chart of ELA/ELD Framework Figures (PDF; Jul-2015)
    A variety of figures (including charts, definitions, descriptions, explanations) are included throughout the ELA/ELD Framework to provide more detailed support for implementation and instruction. This chart lists all the figures, by chapter, with figure titles and page number (s).

    • ELA/ELD Figures: Introduction – Chapter 2 (PDF; 8MB; Posted Jul-2015)
      All figures (includes charts, diagrams, definitions, descriptions, explanations) for the introduction and chapters 1 and 2 are compiled into this document.

    • ELA/ELD Figures: Chapter 3–7 (PDF; 5MB; Posted Jul-2015)
      All figures (includes charts, diagrams, definitions, descriptions, explanations) for the grade-level chapters 3–7 are compiled, by chapter, into this document.

    • ELA/ELD Figures: Chapters 8–11 (PDF; 11MB; Posted Jul-2015)
      All figures (includes charts, diagrams, definitions, descriptions, explanations) for systems of support, such as assessment, access and equity, and 21st century learning are compiled, by chapter, into this document.

  • Support for Primary Language and Dual Language Programs – A Summary (PDF)
    Los Angeles County Office of Education has developed a summary in the use of primary language support and instruction including bilingual and dual language programs found in the ELA/ELD Framework. The purpose of the summary is to support useful professional learning discussions and supporting in designing programs for ELs and references where primary language and dual immersion instruction occur within the framework.

  • Highlighting the Needs of English Leaners in the Framework
    Somona County Office of Education (SCOE) has developed two web pages to provide easy access to resources within the ELA/ELD Framework that specifically highlight practices, programs, and structures that address the needs of English learners. Links connect to Framework Snapshots and Vignettes External link opens in new window or tab. and Framework Figures. External link opens in new window or tab.

  • Foundational Skills of the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (PDF; Updated Sept-2015)
    Paper highlighting selected key concepts and guidelines from the ELA/ELD Framework regarding the foundational skills of reading with a focus on the skills as they relate to literacy development in English.

  • Secondary Literacy Partnership Webinar Series: ELA/ELD Implementation: Teachers Lead the Way! External link opens in new window or tab.
    Presenters Nancy Brynelson and Jo Ann Isken, lead developers of the ELA/ELD Framework, gave an orientation to the Framework via the new Executive Summary and guided participants in activities exploring the Framework’s vignettes, figures, and snapshots. They also shared strategies for collaboration and professional learning. (Presented on October 14, 2015.)

  • Secondary Literacy Partnership Webinar Series: A Close Encounter, Through the Writers’ Eyes, of the New ELA/ELD Framework External link opens in new window or tab.
    The lead writers of the ELA/ELD Framework - Pam Spycher, Hallie Yopp Slowik, and Nancy Brynelson – share important understandings in the framework, including instructional strategies that support the goals of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD Standards. (Presented on September 17, 2014.)

  • California’s Recently Adopted English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework: Translating the Common Core State Standards to a Coherent and Sequenced Curriculum for All Students (PDF)
    Article by Jo Ann Isken, Chair, and Bill Honig, Vice Chair, of the California Instructional Quality Commission and Carol Jago, contributing writer to the ELA/ELD Framework and Associate Director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA.
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