English Language Development (ELD)
Students enrolled in English Language Development (ELD) courses are more likely to be on track to English proficiency, according to the ACCESS Trajectory. Extensive research both within DPS and nationwide has shown that explicit language instruction should be sustained through the advanced levels of language proficiency to ensure academic success for Multilingual Learners (MLLs).
DPS requires that all schools, at both the Elementary and Secondary level, schedule a daily dedicated 45-minute ELD block for all eligible MLLs.
This page contains resources to assist with effective implementation of ELD.
Resources for DPS ELD curriculum can be found in the Dedicated ELD Schoology Group.
Dedicated ELD: Modules to Build Capacity
These six modules on Schoology include research, resources, tools and turnkey facilitator slides for Dedicated ELD at the Elementary and Secondary levels. Each module is open to all educators, including teachers, school leaders, central support staff and observers of ELD, for on-demand learning, instructional tools, coaching, PD, etc. The modules include:
- Assessing for Language in ELD
- Guidance for Writing
- Language Rigor
- 5 Elements of ELD (PERMS)
- Planning and Pacing
- Student Talk
Access the modules through Schoology.
ELD Budget and Staffing Resources, K-12
ELD Grading Guidance, K-12
Elementary & K-8 Schools
Middle Schools and High Schools
ELD Grouping Guidance, K-12
ELD Instructional Resources, K-12
5 Elements of Dedicated ELD (PERMS)
5 Elements of ELD for Newcomers (PERMS)
Dedicated ELD Reference Guide (English version)
ELD Reference Guide (translated) - This is page 2 from the Dedicated ELD Reference Guide, translated and is great for explaining ELD to diverse audiences.
ELD Scheduling Resources (includes course code guidance)
ELD Course Code Guidance – Elementary
ELD Course Code Guidance - Middle and High Schools
Scheduling Guidance - Paired or Stacked for ELD Co-Teaching or Rigor ELD
High School ELD Scheduling Flowchart
Middle School ELD Scheduling Flowchart
Scheduling for Elementary ELD, SLD & Dual Language Quick Reference Guide
LEAP Handbook ELD Appendices
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