These are extremely helpful for teachers who are instructing in native language, especially in the early grades!  It helps to build consistency around the standards, common language and expectations.  Similar to having a Spanish teacher's guide, using these standards helps teachers with the language and understanding of the standards.  Without these, teachers were using different Spanish words to describe the same standards and each of them had a little different meaning/expectation.  Looking at these and the WIDA standards were helpful for teachers to start wrapping their head around planning for content and language objectives.

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