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ELD Level 3 5th–8th (1609)

Grade Range:
 Enrollment in a district school 2 to 3 years and/or an Initial ELPAC performance level of intermediate or Summative ELPAC performance level of somewhat developed or moderately developed.
 Course duration:
 One-period, two-semester course
Course Description:
 This one-period course continues the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English, with emphasis on the reading and writing processes. Students communicate ideas and information orally with increased confidence, demonstrating their understanding of various content, using different registers appropriately, and communicating comfortably in new and unfamiliar settings. Students read, and write in response to, a variety of content, applying knowledge of language to derive meaning from text, and express themselves appropriately for different audiences and purposes. This course prepares students to succeed in the mainstream English courses by helping them develop appropriate academic language and content knowledge. Course content is based on the state-adopted ELD Standards 2012 at the expanding 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 ELD

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)