SLIFE strategies shared in South Dakota

Listen to the SDPB radio interview with Dr. Watson

Dr. Jill Watson led three workshops last week in South Dakota. Teachers, Administrators, and ESL Specialists across the state joined her at workshops in Watertown, Mitchell and Huron thanks to the Department of Education. She shared the background and history of Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) education in Minnesota, and some strategies that teachers could use right away in the classroom to help support our students who have had significant gaps in their education.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Lori Walsh interviewed Dr. Watson on the midday radio show, “In the Moment.”

LAP Workshop Resources

GWYNETH’s LAP 2017 PPT Handout



LAP Workshop 2017-LF

2007 Standards 6-12 (to help find social language goals)

2007 Standards PreK-5 (to help find social language goals)

Can Do Namecharts (for charting all on one page)


LAP Workshop 2017 Participant PACKET

Individual Student Score Notes

ACCESS for ELLs Video Discussion Guide

Report Frame for Action Plan Indiv Student

2017 ACCESS Scores – data dig

GO TO Strategies for Language Levels WORKSHEET

Individual Student Score Notes


WIDA 2017 Score Changes Info for Teachers

WIDA 2017 Score Changes Info for Administrators



WIDA-ACCESS-student report SAMPLE



Monitoring Form

Adapted Monitoring Form

Performance Definitions Name Chart





Key Use Can Dos Kindergarten

Key Use Can Dos Gr 1

Key Use Can Dos Gr 2-3 (2)

Key Use Can Dos Gr 4-5 (2)

Key Use Can Dos Gr 6-8

Key Use Can Dos Gr 9-12