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ESL Proficiency Benchmarks Tracking Sheets: Grades 13

Student name: Maria Teacher: Katherine Bradshaw

LISTENINGGrades 1
Note: word counts in order to measure language proficiency.

L DATE L DATE L DATE L DATE L DATE E E E E E 10.09.13 V V V vocabulary development from one level to V the next. Teachers are neither expected nor V encouraged to complete The number of words acquired by the end of each level provides educators with an appreciation of the amount of

Understands Understands Understands a few words some words more words (i.e., (i.e., (i.e., (knowledge of approximatel approximately approximately words and their y 1500), 2000), 4000), meaning) including: including: including: utility utility words utility words words descriptive related to descr words Linguistic Understands: Understands: Understands: Syntax commands two-step three-step commands commands simple (knowledge of two-step phrases word order and sentence structure) associated phrases with detai simple familiar led sentences routines sente on familiar Strategic Understands: Understands Understands Questioning literal critical simple questions thinking directives (knowledge of using: questions yes/no ways to seek using: information) what questions what when when either/or where questions where who of has Date the descriptor when the English language learner consistently demonstrated it in a variety subject areas. accompanie who how many.
Linguistic Vocabulary

Understands a range of words (i.e., approximately 7500), including: utility words descriptive words Understands: multi-step directions compl ex senten Understa nds openended questions requiring : explanation elaboration

Understands a broad range of words (i.e., approximatel y 10,000), including: utility words Understands: multi-step directions complex sentences compo Understa nds hypothet ical question s using: If ? What if ...? Would you

Note: English language proficiency (ELP) develops within seven years (on average). Each English language learner progresses at a different rate. Some English language learners may experience some regression when the academic language requirements become more complex as they progress through the grades. Attach a new tracking tool to the existing one so that the students progression or recession is tracked.

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Grades 13: Listening

LISTENINGGrades 1
L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE

Strategic Clarification
(knowledge of ways to confirm understanding)

Requests clarification using: gesturing mimicking single words. Understands: f a m Understands: a few words in related sentences about familiar topics with visual support. Recognizes: most English phonemes (sounds). Listens for: recognisable words.

Requests clarification using: familiar phrases.

Requests clarification using: simple questions.

Socio-linguistic
(awareness of social and cultural factors influencing the way language is used)

Understands: familiar language usedexpressions in classroom Understands: the gist of sentenc es and phrases connected with: and and then with visual support. Identifies: initial sounds in words. Distinguishes: word boundaries.

Recognizes: difference s in formality Understands: main ideas in texts on unfa milia r topic s Understands: familiar reduced speech. Distinguishes: minimal pairs.

Clarifies understand ing by asking: specific questions. Recognizes: differences in formality of speech in unfamiliar Understands: main ideas some details of texts on unfamili ar topics connected with: common conjunctions Understands: familiar rapid speech. Distinguishes: words that rhyme.

Asks questions to get: more informatio n to extend knowledge Understands: common idioms cultural references. Understands: detaile d explana tions of unfami liar topics connected with a Understands: rapid speech from unfamiliar speakers. Distinguishes: word forms.

Discours e
(knowledge how ideas organized connected) of are and

Auditory Discrimination
(ability to hear differences in the sounds of letters and letter combinations)

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SPEAKINGGrades 1
Note: word counts in order to measure language proficiency.

L DATE L DATE L DATE L DATE L DATE E E E E E V V Vvocabulary development from one level to Vthe next. Teachers are neither expected nor V encouraged to complete The number of words acquired by the end of each level provides educators with an appreciation of the amount of

Linguistic Vocabulary
(knowledge of words and their meaning)

Linguistic Grammar
(ability to forms sentences conforming to the rules of English)

Uses a few words (i.e., approxim ately 1500), including : Uses:

Uses some words (i.e., approximately 2000), including: utility words descriptive words. Uses: plurals

Uses more words (i.e., approximately 4000), including: utility words descriptive words subjectUses: adjectives

Uses a range of words (i.e., approximat ely 7500), including: utility words descriptive words Uses: nouns verbword forms with occasio nal Adds more detail to: questions statements commands.

Uses a broad range of words (i.e., approximat ely 10,000), including: Adjusts word forms for: appropriate tense

adjectives nouns verbs

nouns withverbs overgeneralizatio n of: -s endings

nouns verbs with some agreement and tense errors. Uses positive and negative: questions statements commands.

Linguistic Synta x
(knowledge of word order and sentence structure)

Uses: one or more words memorised phrases. Interacts using: first language memorised phrases copied phrases. Relies on: visual

-ed endings. Uses: simple sentences.

Uses: simple compound co mp lex Initiates and sustains commu nicative tasks by: paraphrasing commenting

Strategic
(knowledge techniques to overcome language gaps)

Interacts spontaneous ly with peers and adults using: familiar phrases.

Communicates using strategies, such as: providing examples providing opposites.

Initiates and sustains a conversation with peers and adults by: commenting

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Grades 13: Speaking September 2013

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SPEAKINGGrades 1
L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE

Socio-linguistic
(awareness of social and cultural factors influencing the ways language is used)

Uses familiar: greetings courtesy phrases gestures to interact in familiar social Combines one or more words and connects words with: and.

Uses some common: expressions gestures to interact in familiar social and Connects words in phrases and/or short simple sentences with: Approximates: English rhythm i n t o stress

Uses common: expressions slang idioms when interacting with peers and Connects ideas in sentences with: conjunctions time markers.

Uses: common phrasal verbs in appropriate contexts.

Adjusts speech: in forma l and infor mal situati Connects ideas in more complex sentences with: a vari ety Uses: co mp reh ens ible pro nun

Discours e
(knowledge how ideas organized connected) of are and

Connects ideas in related sentences with: conjunctions time markers Uses: c o m p r e h

Pronunciation
(ability to produce comprehensible speech)

Imitates some: Englis h sound s in: familiar routines although pronunciation

Uses: co mp reh ens ible pro nun

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September 2013

READINGGrades 1
Note: complete word counts in order to measure language proficiency.

L DATE L DATE L DATE L DATE L DATE E E E E E V acquired by the end of each level provides V V of vocabulary development from one level V to the next. Teachers are neither expected Vnor encouraged to The number of words educators with an appreciation of the amount

Linguistic Vocabulary
(knowledge of words and their meaning)

Linguistic Synta x
(knowledge of word order and sentence structure)

Understands a few words (i.e., approximatel y 1500), including: utility words descriptive words associated with environmental print and classroom words and Identifies: objects actions in simple sentences.

Understands some words (i.e., approximately 2000), including: utility words descriptive words subjectspecific words.

Understands more words (i.e., approximately 4000), including: utility words descriptive words subjectspecific words.

Understands a range of words (i.e., approximately 7500), including: wor ds with mult iple mea Understands that word order impacts: meaning. Uses: phonemic awareness c h u n Uses: contextual cues visual cues to comprehend texts on familiar topics.

Understands a broad range of words (i.e., approximatel y 10,000), including: most subjectspecific words. Applies word knowledge Understand s that word order impacts: tone mood Uses: phonemic awareness c h u n Uses: rereading selfcorrection prediction word analysis

Understands elements of: simple sentences. Uses: phonem ic awarene ss to: identify sight words Relies on: labelled diagrams illustrations to understand new words.

Understands: detailed sentences.

Strategic Decoding
(ability to read words by sounding them out)

Recognizes most: s o u n d / Matches: words pictures to make meaning.

Strategic Comprehension
(ability to apply techniques and tools to construct meaning)

Uses: phonem ic awarene ss to decode: ending sounds Relies on: familiar phrases patterned sentences shared experi ences

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READINGGrades 1
L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE

Socio-linguistic
(awareness of social and cultural factors influencing the ways language is used)

Understands s h a Understands: sim ple patt ern ed sen ten Reads: letter-byletter to sound out words.

Understands: simple texts literally.

Understands that texts can have: literal meaning figurative meaning. Understands: main ideas of related sentences connected with: conjunctions ti m Reads: with some phrasing with some rereading sounding out words.

Discours e
(knowledge how ideas organized connected) of are and

Understands: sim ple sent ence s conn ecte d Reads: word-byword with pausin g to refer

Understan ds the figurative meaning of some: simple Understands: main ideas some details of related sentences connected with: conjunctions time markers Reads: with some expression by substitutin g unknown words with

Understand s simple cultural references, such as: idioms Understands: main ideas details of paragraphs connected with: a variety of cohesive devices on unfamiliar topics. Reads: with expression with attention to common

Fluency
(ability to read smoothly, accurately and with appropriate expression)

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WRITINGGrades 1
Note: word counts in order to measure language proficiency.

L DATE L DATE L DATE L DATE L DATE E E E E E V V V vocabulary development from one level to V the next. Teachers are neither expected nor V encouraged to complete The number of words acquired by the end of each level provides educators with an appreciation of the amount of

Linguistic Vocabulary
(knowledge of words and their meaning)

Linguistic Grammar
(ability to forms sentences conforming to the rules of English)

Linguistic Synta x
(knowledge of word order and sentence structure)

Strategic
(knowledge techniques to overcome language gaps)

Uses a few words (i.e., approxim ately 1500), including : Writes: nouns verbs in present tense pre pos itio ns to co Writes: simple phrases patterned sentences Copies words with increasing accuracy.

Uses some words (i.e., approximately 2000), including: u t Writes: nouns verbs in simple past tense prepositions withplurals tense errors and omissions.

Uses more words (i.e., approximately 4000), including: utility words descriptive words subjectWrites: nouns verbs in irregular past and continuo us tenses prepositions pronouns articles adjectives Writes: simple detailed sentences compound sentences. Invents spelling that reflects learners own pronunciation.

Uses a range of words (i.e., approximat ely 7500), including: synonyms Writes: a rang e of gra mm ar stru ctur es demonstrating Writes: complex sentences simple paragraphs. Spells words according to: pronunciation

Uses a broad range of words (i.e., approximat ely 10,000), including: Writes: a ran ge of gra m ma r str uct Writes: a variety of sentence types detailed paragraphs. Spells challenging words using strategies, such as: phonic

Writes: simple sentences pattern ed Attempts to spell familiar words.

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Alberta Education, Alberta, Canada

Grades 13: Writing 7 / 8 September 2010

WRITINGGrades 1
L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE L E V DATE

Socio-linguistic
(awareness of social and cultural factors influencing the ways language is used)

Discours e
(knowledge how ideas organized connected) of are and

Copies: groupgenerated texts pattern sentences with little or no understandin g of audience Connects: two or more words. Substitutes: word Edits: sight words for spelling with direct support.

C o p i e s : groupConnects words in simple sentences with: and or then.

Creates texts using:

appropr iate templat es to express Connects ideas in short, related sentences with: conjunctions time markers. Edits for: capitals end of sentence punctuation commas in a list

Creates texts on specific topics using: templates as a guide. Completes: graphic organizers Connects ideas in sentences using a range of: conjunctions time markers sequence Edits sentences for: common punctuation simple tenses regular spelling.

Creates appropri ate texts demonst rating a sense of: topic purpose

Editing
(ability to identify and correct writing errors, improve word choice and make sentences clearer)

Edits for: capitals at the beginning of sentences

style Produce s sequenc ed and organiz ed texts using: a variety of Edits sentences for: regular punctuation a variety of tenses common irregularly

K12 English as a Second Language Proficiency Benchmarks Tracking Sheets


Alberta Education, Alberta, Canada

Grades 13: Writing 8 / 8 September 2010