ELL Progress Reports Grades 4 and 5

Fourth and Fifth Grade ELL Progress Report

Student's Name: ________________________________________ Date: ______________________

Language Proficiency Level













● Match oral words and phrases to content-related pictures or objects

● Identify the topic in oral statements

● Sequence oral procedures or cycles with images

● Distinguish key words and phrases related to phenomena

● Match illustrations with oral points of view

● Identify language related to facts or opinions from oral presentations

● State key words and phrases associated with the content using visual or graphic support

● Communicate personal experiences orally

● Name components of phenomena using illustrations, photographs, or diagrams

● Demonstrate procedures

● State reasons for choices using words or phrases

● Answer yes/no or choice questions across content or personal preferences




● Classify time-related language in oral statements

● Connect the context of narratives

● Organize routine causal or sequential relationships described orally

● Follow oral directions to show recurring steps in cycles or problem-solving

● Sort evidence and claims from oral descriptions

● Distinguish words and phrases related to opinions or facts from oral statements

● Retell short stories or content-related events

● State procedural steps across content areas

● Give reasons why or how something works using diagrams, charts or images

● State key words or phrases in processes in a sequential order

● State opinions based on experiences

● Respond to opinion statements of others with personal preferences




● Identify the beginning, middle and end in oral retelling of a text

● Follow tasks and directions retold by peers

● Interpret cause and effect relationships in conversations

● Recognize relationships in a series of oral statements

● Identify different perspectives, stances, or points of view

● Recognize reasons for positions in oral presentations

● Present detailed content-related information that has been rehearsed

● State main ideas in classroom conversations on social and academic topics

● State clear sequential procedures to peers

● Compare data or information

● Express opinions using content-area specific language

● Present content-based facts that support a position




● Sequence events or steps based on oral reading of informational text

● Recognize the language of related genres

● Identify precise details, descriptions, or comparisons that support conversation

● Follow oral information on how or why phenomena occur

● Identify evidence that supports predictions or hypotheses

● Differentiate between multiple points of view in class discussions

● Give content-related oral reports

● Sequence steps to solve a problem

● Connect the sequential, cyclical, or causal relationships of content-related issues and concepts

● Present detailed information in small groups

● State relevant evidence for claims

● Respond to opinion statements of others with reasons or evidence




● Identify related information from multiple sources presented orally

● Recognize the key historical, scientific or technical language used in a mini-lecture

● Recognize language used to enhance the specificity of phenomena in class discussions

● Identify components of systems

● Distinguish certainty from uncertainty of spoken words or phrases in context

● Identify the degree of formality in oral presentations

● Convey personal and content-related experiences in a team

● Use technical and specific vocabulary when sharing content information

● Elaborate by adding precision and details to content-related sequence or causal phenomena

● Describe relationships of components within systems

● Support claims with evidence from various sources

● Use claims and evidence to persuade an audience

Language Proficiency Level













● Identify words in context during oral reading of illustrated text on familiar topics or experiences

● Highlight previewed or familiar phrases

● Match illustrated words/ phrases to causal or sequential language

● Sequence sentences strips to show content-area processes from illustrated texts

● Identify key words and phrases of claims

● Identify a claim or an opinion in multimedia with a partner

● Communicate personal experiences through drawings and words

● Reproduce a series of events through illustrated text

● Produce short-answer responses to questions using word/ phrase banks

● Label charts and graphs to describe phenomena (e.g., organisms in ecosystems)

● Select words and phrases to represent points of view using facts from illustrated text or posters

● Use key words or phrases related to the topic




● Classify time-related language in text as present or past

● Identify the “who,” “what,” “where,” and “when” in narrative text with a partner

● Identify different types of connectors

● Identify key words and phrases that describe the topic or phenomena

● Identify language indicative of points of view

● Organize evidence based on sequential language in texts

● Differentiate between claims and evidence

● List procedural steps across content areas

● List positive and negative effects of events in informational or narrative text

● Use key terms related to phenomena

● Order linear and cyclical sequences of phenomena

● State reasons for particular points of view

● List pros and cons of issues




● Sequence events in stories or content-related processes

● Identify main ideas in narrative and informational text

● Match causes with effects

● Identify words or phrases to determine the type of explanation

● Identify evidence from multiple places within text

● Identify different perspectives, stances, or points of view

● Use key words and phrases reflective of main ideas

● Convey details using concrete words and phrases

● Connect related ideas or concepts using linking words and phrases

● Answer “how” or “why questions

● Connect reasons to opinions supported by facts and details

● Make adjustments for audience and context




● Connect details to main ideas or themes

● Identify conclusions in multi-paragraph text

● Identify the different words or phrases that are used to describe the same topic or phenomena

● Organize information on how or why phenomena occur

● Hypothesize or predict based on evidence

● Compare multiple points of view on a topic

● Relate a sequence of events using a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses

● Synthesize information across related texts

● Present information on processes or phenomena from a variety of sources

● Elaborate topics with facts, definitions, concrete details, or quotations and examples

● Compare and contrast evidence for claims

● Provide reasons and evidence which support particular points




● Become familiar with the language of related genres

● Summarize information from multiple related sources

● Identify how text provides clear details of the topic or phenomena

● Identify components of systems

● Connect personal experience with textual evidence to strengthen an interpretation of the text

● Evaluate the strength of evidence as support for claims

● Produce content-related reports

● Create narratives that connect personal experiences and content

● Describe how factors contribute to events or outcomes

● Describe how systems relate or interact

● Evaluate positive and negative implications associated with various positions

● Include evidence from multiple sources

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