WIDA: World Class Instructional Design and Assessment
WIDA provides instructional standards, assessment and professional development tools for 36 states which belong to the WIDA consortium (including Michigan).
WIDA is designed to build academic language in all content areas: Social/ instructional, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
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WIDA Can Do Booklets
What CAN English Learners do at each stage of language development?
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Can Do Books:
Pre-K/ KDG Can Do Booklet
1st-2nd Grade Can Do Booklet
3rd-5th Grade Can Do Booklet
6th-8th Grade Can Do Booklet
9th-12th Grade Can Do Booklet
Focus Bulletins are articles that explore various instructional techniques.
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Focus on Differentiation Part 1
Focus on Differentiation Part 2
Focus on Technology in the Classroom
Focus on English Language Arts
Focus on Formative Assessment
WIDA Standards & Instruction
WIDA Resources to help educators develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in all academic content areas.
Features of Academic Language
Listening and Reading
Speaking and Writing
2012 ELD Standards