In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Jennifer Himmel of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) provides an overview of how to use language objectives in content-area instruction for English learners.
Many educators have questions about integrating the Common Core State Standards into content area curricula for English learners. This brief, designed for practitioners, provides information and answers based on CAL’s practical experience and academic expertise on language learning and English learners.
The WIDA Can Do Descriptors are commonly used by ESL teachers in coaching general education teachers about differentiated instruction for English language learners (ELLs). They can also be used to plan lessons or observe students' progress.