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Implementation Support for the ELA/ELD Framework

A Collection of Resources That Support the Implementation of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework.

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The California Department of Education (CDE) continues to develop and collect resources critical to implementing the California content standards and increasing student achievement. This collection of select resources connects the content in the ELA/ELD Framework with resources from the CDE, in addition to other reputable sources that address the five key instructional themes and crucial support for English learners. The intent of this collection is to provide educators timely resources they can use to expand the scope of the guidance in the ELA/ELD Framework and to inform professional development and instructional decisions at all schools and districts. All resources included here have been reviewed by CDE staff to ensure, to the extent possible, that they

  • were created or recommended by a reputable source;
  • have been used in classrooms, schools, or districts;
  • demonstrate evidence of positive impact or evidence of usefulness for an intended audience (e.g., students, teachers, administrators, schools, districts);
  • are timely, given current educational priorities and policy developments;
  • reference research; and
  • are aligned to current standards.

Resources by Grade

Implementation Support Videos

Resources by Category

Meaning Making

Meaning making is at the heart of ELA/literacy and ELD instruction. Organized by grade level, the selection of resources begins with exemplars from the ELA/ELD Framework. These are supported by a selection of resources from the CDE Web site or other sources, including national entities and local educational agencies in California.

Grade Level: All

Meaning Making with Complex Texts

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Comprehension Strategies

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Meaning Making with Complex Texts

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Comprehension Strategies

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Meaning Making with Complex Texts

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
  • CAASPP Teacher Guides: Smarter Balanced Assessments – Grades 3–5 (PDF)
External Resources

Comprehension Strategies

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Meaning Making with Complex Texts

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Comprehension Strategies

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Effective Expression

Effective expression is essential for students to effectively communicate their understanding and thinking. Organized by grade level, the selection of resources begins with exemplars from the ELA/ELD Framework. These are supported by a selection of resources from the CDE Web site or other sources, including national entities and local educational agencies in California.

Grade Level: All

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Writing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Discussing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Writing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
  • CAASPP Teacher Guides: Smarter Balanced Assessments – Grades 3–5 (PDF)
External Resources

Discussing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Presenting

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Using Language Conventions

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Writing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Discussing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Presenting

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Using Language Conventions

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Language Development

Language development is at the core of the California ELA/Literacy strands—Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. Organized by grade level, the selection of resources begins with exemplars from the ELA/ELD Framework. These are supported by a selection of resources from the CDE Web site or other sources, including national entities and local educational agencies in California.

Grade Level: All

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Writing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Discussing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Writing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
  • CAASPP Teacher Guides: Smarter Balanced Assessments – Grades 3–5 (PDF)
External Resources

Discussing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Presenting

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Using Language Conventions

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Writing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Discussing

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Presenting

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Using Language Conventions

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Content Knowledge

Content knowledge is vital for students to successfully acquire, construct, and convey knowledge. Organized by grade level, the selection of resources begins with exemplars from the ELA/ELD Framework. These are supported by a selection of resources from the CDE Web site or other sources, including national entities and local educational agencies in California.

Grade Level: All

CDE Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Engaging with Informational Text

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Engaging with Informational Text

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Engaging in Research

External Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Disciplinary Literacy

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Engaging with Literature & Informational Text

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Engaging in Research

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Foundational Skills

Foundational skills of literacy—print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, and fluency—are crucial for achieving literacy. Organized by grade level, the selection of resources begins with exemplars from the ELA/ELD Framework. These are supported by a selection of resources from the CDE Web site or other sources, including national entities and local educational agencies in California.

Grade Level: All

CDE Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Print Concepts/ Phonological Awareness

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Phonics & Word Recognition

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Fluency

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Foundational Skills for ELs

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Phonics & Word Recognition

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Fluency

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Foundational Skills for ELs

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Fluency

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Foundational Skills for English Learners

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources

English Learner Support

English learners (ELs) are expected to become proficient in academic English and learn the same rigorous academic content required of all students in California. To succeed, ELs require specialized instructional support for academic language development in core content courses (integrated ELD) and specialized support (designated ELD) for English language development. Organized by area of focus and grade level, the selection of resources begins with exemplars from the ELA/ELD Framework. These are supported by a selection of resources from the CDE Web site or other sources, including national entities and local educational agencies in California.

Supporting All English Learner Students

Grade Level: All

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Providing Integrated and Designated ELD

Grade Level: All

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: TK–1

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: 2–5

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Grade Level: 6–12

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Supporting Long Term English Learners

Grade Level: All

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
External Resources

Supporting English Learners with Learning Disabilities

Grade Level: All

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

Using Formative Assessment to Support English Learners

Grade Level: All

Highlighted ELA/ELD Framework Resources
CDE Resources
External Resources

 

Questions:   Alejandro Hernandez | cfird@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Monday, December 4, 2017
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