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When it comes to teacher, there are so many standards to follow. It is sometimes is hard to keep them straight. Below I have discussed why WIDA Amplified Standards are important in schools, and some practical applications for the classroom.

 

 

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The 2012 WIDA amplified standards are relevant to schools because it is cross curricular. There is a focus on a connection of communication in information, ideas and concepts in all academic areas (social, language arts, math, science, and social studies). There are 5 standards that were found in this book. The first one focuses on social and instructional language. This is to focus on an instructional setting and peer interaction. Standards 2-5 focus on academic areas. This could include academic discussion and use of textbooks. One major difference that is noted between the amplified standards and the Can Do is the amplified standards only go to…

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