EL Instruction
Elementary English Learner Instruction


  • Designated ELD
  • Start Smart 1.0


     

The purpose of this PowerPoint is to introduce Constructive Conversation Skills and the Start Smart 1.0 Lessons.

 

Powerpoint Start Smart 1.0 Version 2 Updated on August 7, 2018 - Teacher Self Paced Learning

 

Facilitators Guide Constructive Conversation Placemat.pdf

 

Facilitators Guide Constructive Conversation Skills.pdf

 

Facilitators Guide Index_Cards_Create.pdf

 

Facilitators Guide Index_Cards_Clarify.pdf

 

Facilitators Guide Index_Cards_Fortify.pdf

 

Facilitators Guide Index_Cards_Negotiate.pdf

 

Facilitators Guide StartSmart for 1-0.pdf

 

Facilitators Guide SPFAlexaMarianaPartiallyFilled.pdf

 

Facilitators Guide Answers SPFAlexaMarianaPopulated.pdf

 

Facilitators Guide Revised Conversation Practices.pdf

  

Facilitators Guide Visual Text-Updated StartSmart for 1-0.pdf

 

 

Powerpoint Kindergarten Start Smart 1.0 Digital Lessons

Powerpoint 1st Start Smart 1.0 Digital Lessons

Powerpoint 2nd Start Smart 1.0 Digital Lessons

Powerpoint 3rd Start Smart 1.0 Digital Lessons

Powerpoint 4th Start Smart 1.0 Digital Lessons

Powerpoint 5th Start Smart 1.0 Digital Lessons

Facilitators Guide Kindergarten Start Smart 1.0 Lessons

Facilitators Guide 1st Grade Start Smart 1.0 Lessons

Facilitators Guide 2nd Grade Start Smart 1.0 Lessons

Facilitators Guide 3rd Grade Start Smart 1.0 Lessons

Facilitators Guide 4th Grade Start Smart 1.0 Lessons

Facilitators Guide 5th Grade Start Smart 1.0 Lessons

Facilitators Guide 6th Grade Start Smart 1.0 Lessons 

 

Facilitators Guide Kindergarten Start Smart 1.0 Resources

Facilitators Guide 1st Grade Start Smart 1.0 Resources

Facilitators Guide 2nd Grade Start Smart 1.0 Resources

Facilitators Guide 3rd Grade Start Smart 1.0 Resources

Facilitators Guide 4th Grade Start Smart 1.0 Resources

Facilitators Guide 5th Grade Start Smart 1.0 Resources

Facilitators Guide 6th Grade Start Smart 1.0 Resources

 

zip Kindergarten Visual Text 1.0 Files 

zip 1st Grade Visual Text 1.0 

zip 2nd Grade Visual Text 1.0 

zip 3rd Grade Visual Text 1.0

zip 4th Grade Visual Text 1.0

zip 5th Grade Visual Text 1.0

 

  • Start Smart 2.0


     

  • Disciplinary Discussions Using Text Sets (DDUTS) Digital Lessons


     

Disciplinary Discussions Using Text Sets (DDUTS) is a Designated ELD unit that provides an instructional  target for English Learners’ progress in the ELD Standards for the second semester of an academic year. These lessons use text sets (visual texts, written texts, audio and video) to engage students in more rigorous Constructive Conversations that require analysis and synthesis of content across multiple texts. 

This unit is unique in that it requires students to engage in research as part of their learning. Students are supported in generating original research questions based on the content of the text sets, and then guided through a research process, which culminates in an oral presentation. The culminating oral presentation integrates research and technology skills, and invites students to demonstrate knowledge that advances their understanding of the topic.

Critical analysis lessons, grounded in the content of the text sets, are integrated into the unit to assist students in preparation for the rigors of SBAC and ELPAC. These specific lessons explicitly teach students how to evaluate relevant evidence and write short responses that use evidence from multiple texts to support a unifying idea.

This unit is presented in digital format. Included is audio for all Models and Non-Models. Lessons consist of PPT slides to be used by the teacher for instructional delivery.  

 Powerpoint Text Set 1A

Powerpoint Text Set 2A

 

Powerpoint Text Set 1B

Powerpoint Text Set 2B

Facilitators Guide Build Up An Idea Poster

Facilitators Guide Reflection

Facilitators Guide Note Taking Graphic Organizer

 Facilitators Guide Criteria Chart

Facilitators Guide Project Checklist

Facilitators Guide Project Planning Tool

Facilitators Guide SBAC Text Set A

Facilitators Guide SBAC Text Set B

Facilitators Guide Student Infographic Text Set A

Facilitators Guide Student Infographic Text Set B

Facilitators Guide Checklist Text Set A

Facilitators Guide Checklist Text Set B

Facilitators Guide Written Text Set A

Facilitators Guide Written Text Set B

Facilitators Guide Paraphrase Text Set A

Facilitators Guide Paraphrase Text Set B

Facilitators Guide Song Lyrics Text Set A

Facilitators Guide Song Lyrics Text Set B

 

 

 

  • EL Instructional Approaches & Metacognitive Strategies


     

  • Video Resources


     

Click images to download videos.
 
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
 
game
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.
 

 

  • Resources


     

Facilitators Guide Kindergarten Designated ELD Frame of Practice Lesson

Facilitators Guide 1st Grade Designated ELD Frame of Practice Lesson  

Facilitators Guide 2nd Grade Designated ELD Frame of Practice Lesson  

Facilitators Guide 3rd Grade Designated ELD Frame of Practice Lesson 

Facilitators Guide 4th Grade Designated ELD Frame of Practice Lesson 

Facilitators Guide 5th Grade Designated ELD Frame of Practice Lesson  

Facilitators Guide 6th Grade Designated ELD Frame of Practice Lesson 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Facilitators Guide Designated ELD Timeline

Facilitators Guide Designated ELD Frame of Practice

 

Facilitators Guide K-1 Norms Posters

Facilitators Guide K-1 Conversation Skills Posters

Facilitators Guide Constructive Conversation Skills Poster

Facilitators Guide Constructive Conversation Skills Placemat

Facilitators Guide Conversation Norms Poster

Facilitators Guide Listening Task Posters 

zip Constructive Conversation Skills Student Cards

zip Constructive Conversation Game

 

Clarify Emerging Expanding

Constructive Conversation Companion Cards

SPF2   OOAT   WOAT
SPF PDF: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPF WORD DOCUMENT:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 
 
 

Facilitators Guide Kindergarten Mentor Text

Facilitators Guide 1st Grade Mentor Text

Facilitators Guide 2nd Grade Mentor Text

Facilitators Guide 3rd Grade Mentor Text 

Facilitators Guide 4th Grade Mentor Text