The Language Strand of the Common Core Standards and English Language Learners

Hi everyone, 

I will be presenting a workshop on February 3rd in Portland – Connections Between Common Core Language Standards & ELD.  This engaging workshop explores the Language standards in the CCSS and what we teach in ELD!  Come join us for this informative workshop!
Register on line for Workshop #3 by clicking here.

Have you checked out the Language Domain of the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) standards? 

This great domain elevates the importance of English grammar, conventions, vocabulary in the classroom. It is essential for classroom and ESL teachers to understand this important strand. 

As you know, the strands or domains of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts include:
Reading Foundational Skills 
Reading
Literature
Informational Text 
Writing
Language
Speaking and Listening 

Let’s take a closer look at this important language domain. The broad Language standards for K-5 are comprised of 3 subcategories:
1. Conventions of Standard English 
2. Knowledge of Language
3. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Furthermore, each grade level has specific standards under these three categories, which are hierarchical in nature. These standards define what a student should know or be able to do at the end of each grade level.

Here is a glimpse of the Language skills that I found of particular interest in each sub category. Many of these require continued attention over grade levels. 

Conventions of Standard English
Plurals: Regular and Irregular
Nouns: Possessive Nouns, Collective Nouns, Abstract Nouns Pronouns: Possessive, Indefinite, Reflexive Pronouns

  • Verbs; Past, Present, Future Verbs. Irregular past tense verbs. Perfect tense verbs
  • Complete Sentences  
    Knowledge of Language
  • Formal and informal uses of English
  • Choosing words and phrases for effect and to convey
    ideas

    Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
    Root words, prefixes and suffixes
    Connect words to categories
    Antonyms, synonyms and homographs
    Shades of meanings of related words
    Figurative Language: similes, metaphors, idioms 
     

    It is great to see language as one of the domains of the ELA Common Core Standards. We all know that language is interwoven with speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Language now has an elevated importance in the classroom with this Standard of the ELA Common Core. 
      
    Come join us for this engaging and informative workshop!

    Download our registration form for Workshop #3 here.

    You can register on line for this great workshop by clicking here!

    Happy Teaching! 


from Fun To Teach ESL – Teaching English as a Second Language http://esleld.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-language-strand-of-common-core.html

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