This on-demand assessment is meant to assess students’ ability to do independent research. Students are asked to read two informational articles: “DDT Spray Scares Mosquitoes Away, Study Finds” and “You Think You Have It Tough?”
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 6 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 9.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-6-ela-module-4-unit-2-lesson-9; accessed 2015-05-29.
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