Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Boy Who Loved Words: An ELD Storyline

In The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, the main character, Selig, is a wordsmith. He collects words, and shares them, wherever he goes. The students become wordsmith characters and begin collecting and sharing words as well.

One challenge I have been working through this fall has been integrating ELD Storyline with our district pilot, ELD Wonders. ELD Wonders follows along with what the students are learning in their regular classroom during core reading time. I discovered that when I integrated the vocabulary from ELD Wonders, it made this Storyline even stronger. The ELD Wonders vocabulary words were integrated naturally into the Storyline as “classroom words.”

Oregon ELP standards 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 were integrated into this ELD Storyline.

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