The template is a WIDA-based planning tool for ELL educators and mainstream teachers of ELLs. It can be used to simplify unit planning or even as a checklist for daily lessons to ensure that the needs of ELLs are being met in each lesson across content areas. This planning template can serve as a springboard of collaboration between ELL teachers and mainstream teachers of ELLs to plan effective lessons and units. This multi-purpose organizer can be used to address planning for the class as a whole or for individual students. It comes with a blank template for you to use in your lesson planning or meetings with other teachers. In addition to the planning guide and blank template, you will also get a list of instructional strategies and suggestions to increase the achievement of your ELLs. This is great information for any ELL professional or mainstream teacher who works with ELLs.
Gottlieb, M. (2013). Essential Actions: A Handbook for Implementing WIDA's Framework for English Language Devlopment Standards