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Grade Four English Language Development Videos

These videos demonstrate integrated English language development (ELD) instruction and its related designated ELD instruction for English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science in grade four.

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The videos in this series show teachers teaching grade four English learner (EL) students the features and functions of English and how they can use the language to access grade-level content. The grade four California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards) are used as the focal standards to design intentional and purposeful designated ELD instruction, using the content standards to support the instruction. Grade four content standards are used as the focal standards to design rigorous, grade-level appropriate integrated ELD instruction, using the CA ELD Standards to support the instruction. The teachers lead students to make meaning of the academic content by providing opportunities for them to apply their learned language and linguistic resources, contribute to academic discussions with teachers and their peers, engage with grade-appropriate text, and write to demonstrate understanding.

Guidance and Tools

The ELD Video Series Guidance for Teachers provides information on how teachers can use the videos in this series to support them in designing and implementing integrated and designated ELD instruction for the EL students they serve.

The ELD Video Series Guidance for Administrators provides information on how school site administrators can use the videos in this series to provide professional learning to support teachers in designing and implementing integrated and designated ELD instruction for the EL students they serve.

Integrated and Designated ELD with Science Videos

Grade Four Science Integrated ELD: Explaining How Solar Panels Work External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 25:11)
Designed with teachers in mind, this video shows a grade four teacher leading EL students in listening to and producing the language necessary to explain how solar panels work, during an integrated ELD lesson in science. Grade Four Science Integrated ELD Video Transcript
(Source: Sobrato Early Academic Language)

Grade Four Science Designated ELD: Sequential Connectives External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 20:11)
Designed with teachers in mind, this video shows a grade four teacher leading EL students in using newly learned language structures and sequential connectives to explain with details how solar panels work, during a designated ELD lesson with science. Grade Four Science Designated ELD Video Transcript
(Source: Sobrato Early Academic Language)

ELD with Science Accompanying Resources

CA ELD Standards (PDF)

  • Read pages 66–75: Grade Four ELD Standards
  • Read pages 148–149: Interacting in Meaningful and Intellectually Challenging Ways
  • Read pages 151–152: Developing Academic English

Integrating the CA ELD Standards into K–12 Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning (DOC)

  • Read page 191: Integrating CA ELD Standards into Science Teaching and Learning
  • Read pages 192–193: Index of Science Charts Organized by ELD Standard
  • Read pages 194–195: Index of Science Charts Organized by Grade Level
  • Read pages 196–198: Index of Science Charts Organized by ELD Standard Across Grade Levels
  • Read pages 237–277: Grades 3, 4, and 5

Next Generation Science Standards for California (CA NGSS)

2016 Science Framework for California

English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework

  • Read pages 10–11: Emphasis of English Learners in this Framework
  • Read pages 30–31: Intent of the CA ELD Standards
  • Read pages 104–119: English Language Development
  • Read page 423: Integrated and Designated English Language Development
  • Read pages 444–448: English Language Development in Grade Four
  • Read pages 850–858: Assessment of ELD Progress
  • Read pages 888–891: English Learners
  • Read pages 916–919: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching
  • Read page 928: Linguistic and Cultural Congruence for English Learners
  • ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes Summary Sheet
    This is organized so that each grade level section has a pair of vignettes that should be interpreted together: an ELA/Literacy with integrated ELD vignette and a companion designated ELD vignette.
  • Snapshot Collection of the ELA/ELD Framework (PDF)
    • Read pages 443–444: Snapshot for Grade Four
  • ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes and Snapshots Chart
    This chart lists all the snapshots and vignettes, by chapter, and includes the grade level, page numbers, and indicates the different content areas each area snapshot and vignette addresses.

Integrated and Designated ELD with ELA Videos

Grade Four ELA Social Studies Integrated and Designated ELD External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 13:16)
Designed with teachers in mind, this video illustrates integrated ELD and small group designated ELD with ELA building upon thematic “Government” content in a grade four classroom. Grade Four ELA Social Studies Integrated and Designated ELD Video Transcript
(Source: Sobrato Early Academic Language)

ELD with ELA Accompanying Resources

CA ELD Standards (PDF)

  • Read pages 66–75: Grade Four ELD Standards
  • Read pages 148–149: Interacting in Meaningful and Intellectually Challenging Ways
  • Read pages 151–152: Developing Academic English

California State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (ELA/Literacy) (PDF)

  • Read pages 12–13: Reading Standards for Literature
  • Read pages 15–16: Reading Standards for Informational Text
  • Read page 19: Reading Standards for Foundational Skills
  • Read pages 22–25: Writing Standards
  • Read pages 29–30: Speaking and Listening Standards
  • Read pages 36–39: Language Standards

English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework

  • Read pages 10–11: Emphasis of English Learners in this Framework
  • Read pages 30–31: Intent of the CA ELD Standards
  • Read pages 104–119: English Language Development
  • Read page 422: English Language Development in the Grade Span
  • Read page 423: Integrated and Designated English Language Development
  • Read pages 424–444: Key Themes of ELA/Literacy and ELD Instruction in Grade Four
  • Read pages 444–449: English Language Development in Grade Four
  • Read pages 449–462: ELA/Literacy and ELD in Action in Grade Four
  • Read pages 850–858: Assessment of ELD Progress
  • Read pages 888–891: English Learners
  • Read pages 916–919: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching
  • Read page 928: Linguistic and Cultural Congruence for English Learners
  • Vignette Collection of the ELA/ELD Framework (PDF)
    • Read pages 452–462: Vignettes for Grade Four
  • ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes Summary Sheet
    This is organized so that each grade level section has a pair of vignettes that should be interpreted together: an ELA/Literacy with integrated ELD vignette and a companion designated ELD vignette.
  • Snapshot Collection of the ELA/ELD Framework (PDF)
    • Read pages 441–449: Snapshot for Grade Four
  • ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes and Snapshots Chart
    This chart lists all the snapshots and vignettes, by chapter, and includes the grade level, page numbers, and indicates the different content areas each area snapshot and vignette addresses.

Integrated and Designated ELD with Math Videos

Grade Four Math Integrated ELD: Justifying a Mathematical Argument External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 13:53)
Designed with teachers in mind, this video shows a grade four teacher leading EL students in justifying their mathematical thinking by using learned language structures and vocabulary to discuss a word problem, during an integrated ELD lesson in math. Grade Four Math Integrated ELD Video Transcript

Grade Four Math Designated ELD: Mathematical Argument External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 11:01)
Designed with teachers in mind, this video shows a grade four teacher leading EL students in applying their understanding of an argument through mathematical discourse to reconstruct an argument, during a designated ELD lesson with math. Grade Four Math Designated ELD Video Transcript

ELD with Math Accompanying Resources

CA ELD Standards (PDF)

  • Read pages 66–75: Grade Four ELD Standards
  • Read pages 148–149: Interacting in Meaningful and Intellectually Challenging Ways
  • Read pages 151–152: Developing Academic English

Integrating the CA ELD Standards into K–12 Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning (PDF)

  • Read page 16: Integrating CA ELD Standards into Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  • Read pages 17–18: Index of Mathematics Charts Organized by ELD Standard
  • Read pages 19–20: Index of Mathematics Charts Organized by Grade Level
  • Read pages 21–22: Index of Mathematics Charts Organized by ELD Standard Across Grade Levels
  • Read pages 62–105: Grades 3, 4, and 5

California State Standards for Mathematics (PDF)

  •  Read pages 28–33: Grade Four Standards

2013 California Mathematics Framework

  • Universal Access Chapter (PDF)
    • Read pages 667–670: New Language Demands of the CA State Standards for Mathematics
    • Read pages 683–687: Planning Instruction for California’s English Learners

English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework

  • Read pages 10–11: Emphasis of English Learners in this Framework
  • Read pages 30–31: Intent of the CA ELD Standards
  • Read pages 104–119: English Language Development
  • Read page 423: Integrated and Designated English Language Development
  • Read pages 444–448: English Language Development in Grade Four
  • Read pages 850–858: Assessment of ELD Progress
  • Read pages 888–891: English Learners
  • Read pages 916–919: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching
  • Read page 928: Linguistic and Cultural Congruence for English Learners
  • ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes Summary Sheet
    This is organized so that each grade level section has a pair of vignettes that should be interpreted together: an ELA/Literacy with integrated ELD vignette and a companion designated ELD vignette.
  • Snapshot Collection of the ELA/ELD Framework (PDF)
    • Read pages 448–449: Snapshot for Grade Four
  • ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes and Snapshots Chart
    This chart lists all the snapshots and vignettes, by chapter, and includes the grade level, page numbers, and indicates the different content areas each area snapshot and vignette addresses.
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Last Reviewed: Friday, December 11, 2020