Sunday, January 22, 2017

The primary purpose of the curriculum guides is to support the instructional programs for English language development in Desert Sands Unified School District.  The English Language Development standards are a pathway for English learners to access the English Language Arts standards and are designed to provide EL's with focused instruction and accelerate learning at their proficiency level.

Explicit ELD instruction is delivered daily to all English Learners.  Avenues is the approved program by the DSUSD Board of Education. Focus charts, lesson designs, and writing connections by grade level are provided.


The writing connections correlate with the the lesson designs. The circle diagram to activate prior knowledge is used to launch each Avenues unit at each grade level. Throughout the unit, the teacher has some choices as to the writing that will be used with the ELD class. During the unit, at least one writing choice will be completed.

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