English Language Proficiency Standards

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This paper identified lessons, grade level, and content area for students who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL). The lessons outlined were retrieved from the Arizona English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). There are three ELPS standards denoted in this lesson that is inclusive of the instruction style and different assessment approaches. Further, as the classroom teacher, I developed and implemented reading learning experiences to support English Language Learners’ (ELLs) fluency and comprehension of the language. Kindergarten: English Language Learner (ELL) Stage 1 Age group: 5-7 Assignment: Reading
Standard: Arizona English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
Standard 1: The student will demonstrate understanding of print concepts of the English language.
Standard 2: The student will identify and
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The task for the students will be to demonstrate knowledge of print on books; print will consist of alphabets and one syllable words with consonant vowel consonant (CVC) in English. The objective will be for the students to exemplify an understanding of print within text through their self-efficacy skills. For example, recognition of letters and sounds as CVC is incorporated in single words for beginning reading. Students will work in small group and each student will be given a white board and asked to write down the word the teacher has written on the Smart Board; thereafter, students will be asked to break down the sound using CVC or phonetic awareness. Thus, the teacher will encourage students to work independently through self-efficacy skills. According to Krashen (1982), self-efficacy allows ELL students to gain confidence in their learning environment. As students are encouraged to build self-efficacy through their lesson, the teacher will model for students’ different sections of the selected books (front, back, top, bottom, inside, point to
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