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ELD Level 1 5th–8th (1607)

Grade Range:
 Enrollment in a district school one year or less and/or an Initial ELPAC performance level of novice.
 Course duration:
 Two-period, two-semester course
Course Description:
 ELD Level 1 5th–8th is a two-period course that provides a balanced approach to English language development, using communication-based, content-based, and literature-based lessons. Reading and writing activities are designed to help students develop literacy skills and are incorporated daily. Students are introduced to reading and writing through a variety of strategies appropriate for the beginning level of proficiency. These strategies, as well as shared and modeled reading and writing and encouraging students’ use of primary language, are used to develop literacy skills. Daily practice through collaborative interaction is a necessary component of this course as well. Course content is based on the state-adopted ELD Standards 2012 at the emerging proficiency level in tandem with the ELA/ELD Framework 2014.

Teachers of this course must hold a credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing instruction of English learners.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Amplify- online, Amplify
Supplemental Resources
California Department of Education 2012 ELD Standards and 2014 ELA/ELD Framework (www.cde.ca.gov/ci/rl/cf/elaeldfrmwrksbeadopted.asp).
California Practioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities (https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ac/documents/ab2785guide.pdf)