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On April 20, 2015, we completed a draft of the first strand of our ESL Reading Expectations.  There will be other strands as indicated in the chart below.  An expectation is what we expect students to be able to do at any given level.  We invite you to look over our chart below and comment.  You are welcome to disagree.  These expectation charts are meant to be worked on throughout the PLC process.

We had a lively discussion on what “familiar” and “unfamiliar” topics mean.  We have not reached agreement yet, but the two prominent definitions of unfamiliar are: 1) unfamiliar to student background knowledge 2) unfamiliar because the topic has not been introduced in the level or prior levels.

Skill / Strategy Beginning 1 Beginning 2 Beginning 3 Intermediate 1 Intermediate 2 Intermediate 3
Interpreting Interpret simple adapted materials with visual support on familiar topics. Interpret primarily adapted materials on familiar topics with significant visual support. Interpret primarily adapted materials on familiar topics Interpret primarily adapted materials on familiar and some unfamiliar topics. The unfamiliar topics include visual support. Interpret adapted or authentic materials on familiar and unfamiliar topics Interpret authentic materials on familiar and unfamiliar topics.
Comprehension
Fluency?
Complexity?

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