Level Up in Writing

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Presentation Handouts

Supporting Documents

Rubrics, WIDA-Related Prompts & Other Goodies

Writing Tools & Resources

More WIDA-Related Prompts

Article: In Defense of the 5-Paragraph Essay by Rita


CBM3D (Curriculum Based Measures, 3 Domains)

Link to all materials

When We Talk about ELD What are We Talking About?

Out of the Peaceable Kingdom: The Three Roles of the ESL Teacher

Keep Them Reading: PADI (A Page a Day Initiative)

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Supporting Documents

PDF version of Handout

PADI Comprehension Protocol and Home Reading Log
Four questions for accountability.

PADI Project Proposal
The original handout to pitch the PADI approach

Allington & Calderon Research Brief
The pedagogical justification for Page-A-Day

Advocating for ELs Article by Rita
Beyond the Kidney-Shaped Table

Why We Must Keep Leveled Texts Article by Rita
Don't Throw Away Your Leveled Libraries Yet!

Rob Waring's Extensive Reading site
Rob Waring is doing heroic work around the issue of supporting language acquisition and learning through extensive reading;

Waring's chart (showing the vocabulary demands of various reading levels (and Language Proficiency Levels)
  • Word version of Waring Chart

An incredible, new free tool for level-appropriate reading and vocabulary support. This is one of those dream programs that many of us have been waiting for!!!


WIDA Works 101

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The Power Point for the Session

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