A portal for ISD 518 Prairie Elementary
The PowerPoint ("ELA & ESL on the Prairie (Elementary)
August 18, 2015
PowerPoint version

PDF Handout Version

The Page-A-Day Initiative (PADI)

Go to the 2014 MELED Links for this ...

WIDA-type Supports

The Goal Setting Handouts
PDF Version

Editable MS Word Versions (Landscape versions)

Two-Page "Student Writing Goal Sheet) (below)

The WIDA Writing Prompts and Scored Explanations

Student Friendly Can-Do Descriptors
Scroll down to mid-page to find these in English and in Spanish

Bonus: Standards-Related

Language-Reduced Prompts


Similar to the "Costs and Benefits" prompts, these have been developed
to support EL content-related speaking and writing
Oniine Tools and Resources for Supporting ELLs
The best of the free (or low cost) online tools and sites

Dictionary-Type Supports

Burmese / Karen Academic Glossaries
From Steinhardt University / The New York City School system.
These are a series of curriculum-focused academic glossaries

Google Translate
Also check out phrasebook

Free Electronic Books & Media

For movie clips

Free online books

Free Electronic Copies of Children's Books from Libraries of the World

Unite for Literacy
Free early reader books read aloud in Burmese, Spanish, Somali, Hmong and English,
among other languages

ELA/Common Core Standards tools

Common Core ELA Standards Slider

Darke County I Can Statements (CCSS learning targets by grade)

The Slider again (oops)
Common Core State Standards Learning Progressions

Additional Resources

Free Academic Conversation MOOC (Class)
Power Vocabulary Lists and Activities
Ed Leadership Article

Professional Development Institute, College Classes Rita Teachers