Focal Point Key
GK-FP1
Grade K Focal Point 1
GK-FP2
Grade K Focal Point 2
GK-FP3
Grade K Focal Point 3
GK-FP4C
Grade K Focal Point 4 Connection
 
GK-FP5C
Grade K Focal Point 5 Connection
GK-FP6C
Grade K Focal Point 6 Connection
GK-FP7C
Grade K Focal Point 7 Connection

English Language Proficiency Levels (ELPL)

ELPL 1—Beginning students

respond with one- to two-word phrases, understand simple questions, statements, or commands
use vocabulary limited to communicating basic needs
use nonverbal forms of communication
begin to apply basic phonemic awareness and phonics when reading

ELPL 2—Advanced Beginning students

respond with short phrases and sentences
are developing basic English syntax
display a limited social and academic vocabulary
read and write simple sentences

ELPL 3—Intermediate students

respond using complete sentences
can grasp basic English syntax
use a growing academic vocabulary
read and write more complex
sentences, short paragraphs, and brief essays or narratives

ELPL 4—Advanced students

have command of spoken English
understand and use academic vocabulary
read near grade level with occasional modifications
write more complex paragraphs and essays, with additional supports still required
  Math Connects, Kindergarten
 
Cultural Consideration
 




 
In this clip, Jana Echevarria discusses the cultural considerations teachers should keep in mind when working with English Learners.
 
Cultural Consideration
In this clip, Jana Echevarria discusses the cultural considerations teachers should keep in mind when working with English Learners.
 
Level 1 Proficiency
In this clip, author Jana Echevarria discusses the characteristics of Level 1 proficiency English Learners.
 
Level 2 Proficiency
In this clip, author Jana Echevarria discusses the characteristics of Level 2 proficiency English Learners.
 
Level 3 Proficiency
In this clip, author Jana Echevarria discusses the characteristics of Level 3 proficiency English Learners.
 
Level 4 Proficiency
In this clip, author Jana Echevarria discusses the characteristics of Level 4 proficiency English Learners.
 
Understanding Proficiency
In this clip, author Jana Echevarria discusses the meaning of proficiency and describes the various levels of proficiency that can be applied to English Learners.