ELL Progress Report Grade 1

First Grade ELL Progress Report

Student's Name: ________________________________________ Date: ______________________

Language Proficiency Level













● Mimic gestures or movement associated with oral commands

● Match key words or expressions in songs, chants, and poems to illustrations

● Identify real-life objects based on descriptive oral phrases or short sentences

● Point to objects or people reflective of content-related vocabulary

● Answer questions about likes and preferences

● Identify words or phrases that express opinions

● Repeat words, phrases and memorized chunks of language related to different topics

● Answer yes or no questions about stories or experiences

● Answer questions with words or phrases

● Describe pictures or classroom objects

● Express preferences in naming and pointing to objects

● Repeat language to express agreement or disagreement




● Act out oral statements using manipulatives or real-life objects

● Point to objects, characters or places from oral descriptions

● Classify real-life objects according to their function based on oral directions

● Interpret oral descriptions and matching them to illustrations

● Evaluate options to make personal choices from oral simple sentences

● Signal agreement or disagreement with short oral statements using gestures

● State content-related facts in context

● Describe characters or places in picture books

● Demonstrate how to do something using gestures or real-life objects

● Describe what people do from action pictures

● Respond to short statements or questions about choices

● State likes and dislikes to participate in conversations with peers




● Sequence pictures of stories read aloud

● Follow modeled oral instructions related to content

● Follow peer statements to create projects

● Identify illustrated cycles or processes described orally

● Classify objects according to descriptive oral statements

● Follow conditional directions

● Retell simple stories from picture cues

● Participate in dialog with peers on familiar topics

● State associations between two objects, people, or events

● Tell why something happened

● Describe characters or objects using pictures or actions

● State choices of materials or supplies and reasons for their selection




● Identify characters, plots, and settings from oral stories

● Find details in illustrated narrative or informational text read aloud

● Follow illustrated content-related procedures shared orally

● Organize real-life objects based on oral comparisons

● Organize information from oral comparisons of people or objects

● Identify claims about real-life objects or events based on observations or experiences

● Restate information with some details

● Summarize a series of familiar events or routines

● Connect ideas by building on guided conversations with peers

● Describe in detail the function of objects or roles of people

● Justify the use of objects for particular purposes

● Support content-related ideas with examples




● Construct models based on instructions from extended oral discourse with a partner

● Follow multistep oral directions during content-related activities

● Organize causes and effects of various phenomena presented orally

● Use strategies and procedures shared by peers

● Identify claims and reasons from oral discourse

● Identify reasons for choices from oral stories

● Present information on content-related topics

● Share details about personal experiences with peers and adults

● State conditions for cause and effect

● Elaborate on details of content-related procedures

● Compare and contrast content-related ideas

● Provide evidence for specific claims

Language Proficiency Level













● Using pictures and illustrations to identify themes or storylines

● Matching vocabulary to illustrated stories

● Identify icons from illustrated texts or media with a partner

● Sort objects according to their use based on labeled illustrations

● Categorize labeled pictures or photographs

● Identify opinions from illustrated statements

● Form words using a variety of strategies

● Answer Wh- oral questions or using icons to plan stories

● Design, draw and label content-specific models

● Identify topics through photographs, illustrated word walls, or software

● Indicate agreement with opinions of others using labeled drawings

● Draw icons or symbols to represent preferences




● Pointing to icons, letters, or illustrated words that represent ideas

● Identifying repetitive words and phrases in texts

● Match descriptive labels or headings to illustrated text

● Identify labeled illustrations signaled by Wh- questions

● Identify information related to events from graphics

● Share likes and dislikes using environmental print

● Providr information in graphic organizers

● Present content related information labeling visuals or graphics

● Label and illustrate observations over time

● Describe people, places, or objects from illustrated examples

● Produce simple sentences from models about likes, wants, and needs

● Supply facts about topics




● Identifying Wh- words in questions

● Recalling content-related information from illustrated texts read aloud

● Sort illustrated content words and phrases into categories

● Match labeled illustrations to “how” or “why” questions

● Identify persuasive words in written phrases or statements in context

● Identify language of wants and needs in illustrated short stories read aloud

● Describe feelings or reactions to personal events or situations

● Recall information from events or experiences

● Classify illustrated words and phrases into groups

● Compare real-life objects, numbers, or animals using models

● Participate in interactive journals with peers

● State preferences related to social and academic topics




● Identifying the main topic of texts

● Ordering illustrations based on sequence of events from texts read aloud

● Find details in illustrated narrative or informational texts read aloud

● Identify what authors say in oral stories

● Distinguish characters' opinions or preferences from illustrated text read aloud

● Determine the author's point of view from illustrated texts

● Produce a series of related sentences from transition word starters

● Describe observations firsthand or from media

● Describe models related to content-related phenomena in pictures or real-life

● Express feelings and a reason related to situations or events

● Describe patterns in processes and stories to use as evidence

● State reasons for particular claims or opinions in content-related topics




● Distinguishing among characters, settings, and events in narratives

● Reconstructing texts read orally using drawings or reenacting text with performances

● Order content-related events according to information in illustrated texts

● Identify steps or stages of content-related processes or events from informational or explanatory texts

● Determine what happens next from illustrated observations

● Identify evidence or reasons in peers' written text

● Compose stories or narratives using sequential language

● Edit personal narratives based on criteria for success

● Describe causes and effects of actions and strategies

● Sequence steps in solving problems using short sentences, illustrations, and symbols

● Provide simple edits to peers' writing

● Elaborate content-related claims with examples

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