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"If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow." ― John Dewey

ESOL and Civics Strand

PowerPoint: PLCs Focusing on Assignments and Student Work
This presentation covers the ESOL and IEL-Civics portion of the SBI 2 training.

These training materials were used to lead discussion and demonstration of the difference between BICS and CALP.

Quantitative Analysis Chart for Determining Text Complexity
This chart is drawn from the CCRS and shows the quantitative complexity ranges for different levels using various readability systems. Ensuring an appropriate amount of text complexity is one of the CCRS key advances that should be considered when focusing on CALP assignments.

Key Documents for ESOL and Civics PLCs
Together, these documents outline the process for beginning PLC meetings with a focus on constructive collaboration, looking at an assignment and student work, and collaboratively redesigning the assignment.

  • SIA Focus on Assignments
    Along with helpful organization tips and detailed, step-by-step directions for facilitating PLCs, this guide includes master copies of important documents such as the feedback checklist, 5-step protocol, and template for revised assignment.
  • Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Level
    This chart is key for considering the cognitive demands of BICS assignments during Step 2A.
  • Alignment with CCRS Key Advances
    This chart is key for considering the CCRS alignment of CALP assignments during Step 2B.

Sample Assignment and Student Work: Exact Change
This file includes a sample assignment and student work used to demonstrate the protocol during the SBI 2 training.

Sample Assignment and Student Work: Idioms
This file includes a sample assignment and student work used to demonstrate the protocol during the SBI 2 training.

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