Proficiency Standards

Proficiency Standards

Using the Arizona Department of Education (Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) website or the Department of Education website in your state, choose one ELL proficiency standard from each of the following sections:

  1. Listening and speaking
  2. Reading
  3. Writing

For each standard, create an outline that lists an activity for each level of ELL proficiency. Include in the chart:

  1. The ELP standard
  2. The correlating language arts standard(s)
  3. The performance objective

Write a 250-500-word summary explaining why it is important for a lesson plan to have all three standards.  In addition, explain how teachers can write lesson plans in which all of the standards support one another and actually provide scaffolding opportunities for students.