Palm Springs Unified School District English Learner Pedagogy

The instructional shifts in the CA Standards, NGSS and CA ELD Standards, outline specific implications for English Learners. This requires a comprehensive and integrated approach to teaching academic language and disciplinary literacy via curriculum and instruction.  All teachers within Palm Springs Unified School District must attend to the language learning needs of their ELs in strategic, intentional and differentiated ways that promote the simultaneous development of content knowledge and advanced levels of academic English. Comprehensive ELD instruction is provided to all English learner students through Integrated and Designated ELD.  This document outlines the grade-level instruction and materials that are provided for ELs across the curriculum, interventions within core content classes and pedagogical methods that support English learners in achieving at high levels in their core academic subject areas. These methods are the result of California’s vision for English learners which is outlined in the ELA/ELD Framework under the umbrella of Integrated and Designated ELD. The table below outlines the curriculum, the interventions, and the pedagogical methods by grade level spans.  

                                

                        

                


Grade Level Span

Curriculum

Interventions

Pedagogical Methods

TK

  • Thinking Maps
  • Talking Chips
  • Clarifying Bookmark
  • Text Reconstruction
  • TPR
  • Precise Academic Language
  • Visual Representations

Click here for a link to our district wide instructional tasks sheet to support Integrated and Designated ELD.

K

1-5

6-8


Grade Level Span

Curriculum

Interventions

Pedagogical Methods

9-12

  • Thinking Maps
  • Talking Chips
  • Clarifying Bookmark
  • Text Reconstruction
  • TPR
  • Precise Academic Language
  • Visual Representations

Click here for a link to our district wide instructional tasks sheet to support Integrated and Designated ELD.