Front Loading Language

The purpose of this booklet and corresponding student pages is to help you prepare your students for the upcoming CELDT (California English Language Development Test).

These pages focus on the four domains of language: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Specifically, students will practice key language tasks such as Teacher Talk, Extended Listening Comprehension, 4-Picture Narrative, Choose and Give Reasons, Speech Functions, Reading Comprehension, Writing Sentences, and Short Composition.

Please administer these pages at least two weeks before your students are scheduled to take the CELDT examination. Complete 1 page a day during your regularly scheduled ELD block.

Each of these daily activities is designed to take approximately 5-7 minutes. As many students have not been exposed to these types of activities on a regular basis, you may have to provide additional modeling, prompting, and/or giving examples of correct oral and written responses. When possible, please give corrective feedback to students. As always, feel free to contact our department if you have any questions.

Thank you for all you do for your students!

SB12     TG12

SB35     TG35

SB68     TG68

Upcoming Events

DELAC Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the PDC

CBET Classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Evergreen, Longfellow, and Mt. Vernon.
Classes begin Oct. 4.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.