Kia Ora Assalaam alaikum Ayubowan Annyong haseyo Dobar dan Ni hau ma Konnichiwa Talofa Namaste Malo e lelei Bula Kia Orana. Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners Using ELLP as a pathway to NS. Key Messages.
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Malo e lelei
Using ELLP as a pathway to NS
‘As language is central to learning and English is the medium for most learning in the New Zealand Curriculum, the importance of literacy [and language]in English cannot be overstated’ (NZC page 16).
What are the implications for reporting in plain language?
The ELLP provides a nationally consistent set of progressions for teachers to use to:
The ELLP has 6 components: Introduction; Years 1-4; Years 5-8; Years 9-13; Facilitation Manual; DVD
(ELLP Introduction, P2)
a learner has?
(The English Language Learning Progressions, p3)
Guidelines for English Language Learners in Years 1 to 4
Students working within Foundation and Stage 1 of the ELLP may
be tracked, monitored, and reported on to parents using the ELLP
rather than National Standards for a period of up to two years.
Guidelines for English Language Learners in Years 5 to 8
Students working within Foundation, Stage 1, or Stage 2 of the
ELLP, may be tracked, monitored, and reported on using the
ELLP rather than the National Standards for a period up to
Li Ling was born in China and speaks Mandarin
at home. She has just started school in New Zealand
in Year 3 and is working at Foundation Stage in
Writing and Reading.
Li Ling can be tracked, monitored, and reported
on in reference to the ELLP for:
• 2 years while in Years 1-4
• 1 year while in Years 5-8 if she is still working at Stage 2 or below.
Where would you place the writing samples of these students?
Students who are new learners of English or coming
into an English-medium environment for the first time
need explicit and extensive teaching of English
vocabulary, word forms, sentence and text structures,
and language uses.
(New Zealand Curriculum, 2007, P16)
Schools need to understand the importance of differentiated teaching for English language learners.
Effective teaching for English language learners is effective teaching for all.