WIDA 101



This is maybe the most usable
version of the WIDA basic presentation --
the "So WIDA So What"
presentation on our
WIDA Extended Tools page.
Since we learned about the WIDA Standards (five years ago when they first came to Minnesota?),
Rita and I have believed that they offer a powerful tool for thinking about English Learners' abilities
and (as we've discuss in the CB3D presentation, English Language Development.)

Every ESL techer wants to develop a gut feeling for this tool. Our WIDA101 approach is a good start.

CVC Criteria handout (the "DNA of the WIDA Levels") PDF | WordCVC-criteria.gif

Level Up in Writing

The PowerPoint

PDF Handout version

The MPS Prompts Folder

The OLIVE Analysis PDF version OLIVE Word Version

The Ton of Writing Monitoring Sheets on the WIDA Writing Tools page


CVC Criteria handout (the "DNA of the WIDA Levels") PDF | Word


CBM3D

Progress Monitoring for

English Language Development



The Huge CBM3D Page
with all the passages
The PowerPoint

PDF Handout Version


WIDA Focus on Growth (2009 Version with Growth-by-Levels)


CVC Criteria handout (the "DNA of the WIDA Levels") PDF | Word


Out of the Peaceable Kingdom


NIck Ellis on
Implicit AND Explicit
Language Learning
"Peaceable KIngdom" sound clip (Adrian Belew)


The PowerPoint (Compressed, non-animated PDF version for faster download.)

PDF Handout

CVC Criteria handout (the "DNA of the WIDA Levels") PDF | Word

Article in WeTeachWeLearn


Kim Greene's "Unlocking Language for ELLs" from
Scholastic.com(12 Clear, Common-sense tips for supporting ELLs in the Content Classroom)


What Do We Talk About
When We Talk About ELD


NIck Ellis on
Implicit AND Explicit
Language Learning
Handouts for the Presentation

The PowerPoint (Compressed PDF version for faster download)
PDF Handout

California DoE ELD Recommendations (with Dutro & "Similar Learners")


Scholarship & Resources

Link to AFT American Teacher article on English Language Development
(Saunders, Goldenberg, Marcelletti)

Link to Dutro's Grammar Matrix PDF | Word
Paulston's List of (all?) grammar structures

RCSD (Rochester, NY) Incredible ESL/ELD Scope & Sequence


For the Vocabulary Stuff

My Vocabulary Development Page with links to James Milton, Folse, Ur, etc.


Need for Explicit ELD: Student Voices

Everything You Know About Failing Schools is Wrong (Mother Jones)
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Paulston & Bruder's List of all grammar structures