Using the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards from Arizona or from your state, select a stage (level) for a group of learners you define. Create a learning objective and learning experience using the ELA Common Core Standards (also known as AZ College & Career Ready Standards) for your group of ELLs at the Basic Proficiency Level for each of the following domains:
Listening and Speaking
Include a rationale of 250 words, citing at least one scholarly source for each domain that describes how the activity addresses the characteristics of the ELL level and accounts for language acquisition theoretical principles© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:15 am ad1c9bdddf
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I centered my ideas about a New Year's theme since it is relevant, timely, and multicultural.
In terms of listening and speaking (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.1.a:Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion), I advising using a multicultural picture book called Shanté Keys and the New Year's Peas to examine the theme of New Year's. I will then apply a think/pair share activity to encourage students to informally share and exchange their ideas collaboratively to facilitate listening and speaking.
Experts further emphasize the value of this domain to ELLs:
Lado, A. (2012). Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books : Tellability. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin.
The author reveals that for "beginning ELLs, a picture really is worth a thousand words! Picture books are useful tools for building important language and social foundations ...
500 words of notes and references briefly offer creative ideas for primary school ESL/ELL literacy lessons using the 4 domains.