Chapter Seven Long DescriptionsLong descriptions for complex figures in chapter seven of the California Practitioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities.
Figure 7.1 is a graphic of the “ELA/ELD Framework Circles of Implementation” found in the English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Framework on page 23. The graphic represents how teachers in California can successfully implement the standards.
The graphic shows a series of concentric and interconnected circles and is a visual representation of how the ELA/ELD standards for teaching and learning should occur. The outer ring of the graphic represents the common goals of the California ELA/ELD framework to ensure that all of California’s students graduate from high school and achieve Readiness for College, Careers, and Civic Life; Capacities of Literate Individuals; Broadly Literate; and 21st Century. The next ring in has a white field that identifies the context features for learning with the words Motivating, Engaging, Respectful, Intellectually Challenging, and Integrated.
At the center and core of the figure are the California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS) for engaging English Language Arts/Literacy and the key themes they embody: Meaning Making, Language Development, Effective Expression, Content Knowledge, and Foundational Skills. Within that core, the CA ELD Standards provide guidance on supporting English learners to access and achieve reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language in all disciplines.