ELD written assignments are uniquely designed to better support the needs of ELs at lower levels of English language proficiency, which include an “accordion” style design and the option for up to three close listens, among other resources. You can customize assignments to differentiate resources for groups of students or proficiency levels. For more on what the student experience looks like, see this article or check out the video tutorial below.
To create an ELD Written Assignment:
1. On an ELD lesson page, click Create Assignment.
2. Basics: First, give the assignment a name. You can create multiple versions to differentiate assignments for different students or groups.
Then, you can decide to include or remove resources like the background-building videos, the interactive transcript, interactive vocabulary (which promotes front-loading of vocabulary), and lesson objectives.
3. Number of Listens: ELD lessons offer the option to include three close listens, each with a different focus and accompanying listening organizer, to support students in meeting both language and content objectives. You can choose to include all three, none of them, or a combination by checking the corresponding boxes.
4. Questions: We provide ready-made listening comprehension questions. Depending on your instructional goals and student needs, you can add, remove, or edit the questions.
NOTE: if you change the questions here in English, the changes won’t be reflected in the Spanish version of the student assignment.
5. Instructions: Finally, you have the option to add instructions. To complete your assignment, click Save.
6. Assign: Now you’re ready to share it with students! You can assign it to multiple classes at once, so check the box next to each class you want to assign it to. You are required to choose a due date for each class.
NOTE: You can choose to assign to specific students within a class. Click on the class name to show the roster. From here, you can select which students should get this assignment version.