The following standards covered in this unit are taken from the Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards which are aligned to Connecticut’s Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These standards focus on critical language, knowledge about language, and language skills that students use throughout their education. CELP standards are organized with one main standard which is broken down into five different levels based on English language proficiency. Each level has a descriptor of what the student should be able to accomplish at the end of that level.
CELP.6-8.1. An EL can construct meaning from oral presentations and literary and informational text through grade-appropriate listening, reading, and viewing.
CELP.6-8.2. An EL can participate in grade-appropriate oral and written exchanges of information, ideas, and analyses, responding to peer, audience, or reader comments and questions.
CELP.6-8.3. An EL can speak and write about grade-appropriate complex literary and informational texts and topics.
CELP.6-8.7. An EL can adapt language choices to purpose, task, and audience when speaking and writing.
CELP.6-8.8. An EL can determine the meaning of words and phrases in oral presentations and literary and informational text.