This month, teachers have been sharing ways that they differentiate classroom instruction and assessments for their ELLs. In each post, they have highlighted the levels of a particular student and listed a corresponding CAN DO Descriptor before sharing their instructional and assessment ideas. So far we have heard from preschool and high school teachers who work in ESL, bilingual and mainstream content area settings. As the school year winds down, consider how you can use these blog posts as a way to start conversations among teachers who teach the same group of ELLs. How do we pass on what we know about our students’ strengths to next year’s teachers? How can the CAN DO Descriptors help us contextualize our students' ACCESS for ELLs scores?
For more information on the CAN DO Descriptors for PreK-12th grade, click here.
This week we wrap up our series with some ideas from Soledad Rios. Sol is a dual language teacher who works with students at various grade levels. Here are some of her ideas for providing instruction in English that are matched to what each student can do at their level in each language domain.