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999 West Dundee Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-537-8270

Superintendent: Dr. Michael Connolly

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Sixth Grade

English Language Development (ELD) WIDA Standard

English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Mathematics.

Students will:

  • Listen and speak to carry on a conversation about the mathematics processes and concepts.
  • Demonstrate processing or comprehension of the language of mathematics.
  • Produce language either orally, in writing, or using semiotics (signs or symbols) to demonstrate their learning related to the standard.
Teachers will:

  • Promote students’ translation of symbols into words.
  • Create sentence frames to promote use of full sentences and mathematical explanations.
  • Promote oral sharing of problem solving strategies.
  • Offer several opportunities for students to talk about and write about how they are thinking or understanding the mathematical concepts.
  • Challenge students to create their own math problems.
  • Encourage the use of cognates and point out the multiple meanings of important vocabulary.
  • Provide visual clues, gestures, realia, pictures, and graphic representations.
  • Pre-teach key phrases and vocabulary.
  • Maintain the cognitive demand as he/she differentiates the language of instruction and assessment to ensure educational equity for all students according to their language development.