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ELD Standards: Grades K-2

Fluency and Systematic Vocabulary Development

ELD Levels
ELD Standards
Instructional Strategies
Beginning
Read aloud simple words (e.g., nouns and adjectives) in stories or games.
 
Respond appropriately to some social and academic interactions (e.g., simple question/answer, negotiate play).
 
Demonstrate comprehension of simple vocabulary with an appropriate action.
 
Retell simple stories by using drawings, words, or phrases.
 
Produce simple vocabulary (single words or short phrases) to communicate basic needs in social and academic settings (e.g., locations, greetings, classroom objects).
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Early Intermediate
Produce vocabulary, phrases, and simple sentences to communicate basic needs in social and academic settings.
 
Read simple vocabulary, phrases, and sentences independently.
 
Read aloud an increasing number of English words.
 
Demonstrate internalization of English grammar, usage and word choice by recognizing and correcting some errors when speaking or reading aloud.

Intermediate
Demonstrate internalization of English grammar, usage, and word choice by recognizing and correcting errors when speaking or reading aloud.
 
Use decoding skills to read more complex words independently. 
 
Use more complex vocabulary and sentences to communicate needs and express ideas in a wider variety of social and academic settings (e.g., classroom discussions, mediation of conflicts).
 
Apply knowledge of content-related vocabulary to discussions and reading.
 
Recognize simple prefixes and suffixes when they are attached to known vocabulary (e.g., remove, jumping).
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Early Advanced

Recognize simple antonyms and synonyms (e.g., good, bad; blend, mix) in stories or games.

Use simple prefixes and suffixes when they are attached to known vocabulary.

Use decoding skills and knowledge of academic and social vocabulary to begin independent reading.


Advanced
Explain common antonyms and synonyms.
 
Recognize words that have multiple meanings in texts.
 
Apply knowledge of academic and social vocabulary to achieve independent reading.
 
Read aloud with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression with narrative and expository texts.
 


ELD Standards for Grades K-2
Writing: English Language Conventions