During today’s assessment, students independently read an unfamiliar informational text about a refugee experience and answer literal and inferential text-dependent questions, as well as questions that assess students’ ability to determine word meaning based on context clues (L.8.4). Students also answer three constructed-response questions that require evidence from the text to support their answers. The last one is similar to the QuickWrites with which student are already familiar (W.8.9).
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 7.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-1-unit-2-lesson-7; accessed 2015-05-29.
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