HW 1.3 Revisiting WIDA Performance Definitions


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Employ theories of acquisition of a primary and a new language in instruction.Employ theories of first and second language acquisitionIn teaching literacy.

Assessment: 25 pts.

Due: Session 2

Teachers can apply their knowledge of proficiency levels in the instruction they prepare for English language learners.

Students have learned about communication, pattern, and variability in the acquisition of a second language. Now they will read about WIDA proficiency definitions to prepare for Session 2.


  1. Read the charts in WIDA Performance Definitions of English Proficiency and be prepared to explore proficiency scales further in Session 2.

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