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EL Instruction
Elementary English Learner Instruction


Designated ELD

»  Model Sentences Database
 
ELD Part II A1 - Understanding Text Structure 
 
 
 
  
 
ELD Part II A2 - Understanding Cohesion 
 
 
 
 
ELD Part II B3 - Using Verbs and Verb Phrases 
 
 
 
 
 
ELD Part II B4 - Using Nouns and Noun Phrases 
 
 
 
 
ELD Part II B5 - Modifying to Add Details 
 
 
 
 
ELD Part II C6 - Connecting Ideas 
 
 
 
ELD Part II C7 - Condensing Ideas 
 
 
 
»  Start Smart 2.0 Additional Resources
Conversation Pattern Game Cards Teacher Model PowerPoint Teacher Annotated PowerPoint Multimedia Presentation Planning Tool Creat3 a PowerPoint
» Video Resources
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ConversationNorms
 
ConversationNorms
This animated video introduces students to the five Conversation Norms:

1. Use your think time
2. Use the language of the skill
3. Use your conversation voice
4. Listen respectfully
5. Take turns and build on each other’s ideas

 
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Constructive Conversation Skills Create Game

This video is of a 2nd grade classroom during Day 1(CREATE) of the Start Smart Unit.  The students have practice the skill of CREATE by playing the Constructive Conversation Game.  When the video begins the teacher has selected two students to come to the front of the class and model their constructive conversation.  She reminds the students to listen to the model conversation using the Listening Task posters. She reminds the two students who will model to use the prompt and response starters for that skill.  The teacher collects a language sample using the SPF.  Finally, the teacher debriefs with the entire class and guides them to reflect on their own conversations.  She asks the students to revisit the object for the lessons and also to reflect on whether they used the conversation norms during their conversations.  Specifically she asks them to think of three examples of using the conversation norms during their own conversations.

 

Video #1 Sonia Perez 2nd Grade Teacher at Trinity Elementary Designated ELD Fellowship Day 5

This video is an interview between Isabel Aguirre, the lead facilitator for the Elementary Designated ELD Fellowships and Sonia Perez, an Elementary Designated ELD Fellow and 2nd grade teacher at Trinity Elementary. Ms. Perez was interviewed because of her highly skilled implementation of the Constructive Conversation Skills lessons. She is asked to reflect on how her teaching has changed based on what she learned as an Elementary Designated ELD Fellow.  Her response includes her personal connection to the work.
 
Video #2 Modeling the Model Conversation Day #1 of Start Smart Sonia Perez 2nd Grade Teacher at Trinity Elementary

This video is of the Guided Practice/Modeling activity of day #1 of the Start Smart Lesson. Ms. Perez, the teacher, and a student are reading the script of the Model for the Constructive Conversation Skill of CREATE. This instructional strategy of modeling the expected oral output is an essential component of an effective Designated ELD lesson. It is introduced during the Start Smart so that students learn how to actively listen to model conversations which is a strategy that is used daily during Designated ELD.
 
Video #2 Revising the Non-Model Sonia Perez 2nd Grade Teacher at Trinity Elementary

This video is of the Guided Practices/ Revising the Non-Model activity that is part of Day 2 of the Start Smart Unit. This instructional activity requires the students to work in a triad and collaboratively revise the non-model language sample for the Constructive Conversation Skill of CREATE that was collected and transcribed by the teacher on day 1.
 
Video #4 Presenting the Revised Non-Model Day #2 of Start Smart Unit Sonia Perez 2nd Grade Teacher at Trinity Elementary

This video continues with the Guided Practice activity of revising the Non-Model for the Constructive Conversation Skill of CREATE. Two students from the triad in video #3, volunteered to present their revised non-model to the class. This activity represents an opportunity to collect a Constructive Conversation language sample using the Student Progress Form (SPF).
  
Video #5 Practicing the Constructive Conversation Game Start Smart Unit Day #3 2nd Grade Dr. Sammy Lee Elementary

This video shows two students practicing the Constructive Conversation Game using the skill of CREATE. The students are playing as a pair and using all four game cards. This activity represents an opportunity to collect a Constructive Conversation language sample using the Student Progress Form (SPF).
 
Video #6 Dylan and Alexander Claudia Villar-Lee SRLDP Breed St. Elementary

This video documents two SRLDP students as they learn the four Constructive Conversation Skills (CREATE, CLARIFY, FORTIFY & NEGOTIATE) across the school year. Each skill is represented in a short segment. The original videos capture the entire Constructive Conversation between the students and are all over 12 minutes in length.
 
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