District ELD Instructional Approach

The District provides English Language instruction by both EL-specific English-only instruction and Mixed classes with English-only support.  At the elementary level, all ELs receive English Language instruction in core content classes; Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies with a period of targeted ELD support only for ELs.  During this pull-out time, the ELD teacher teaches and reinforces specific language skills such as pronunciation, language usage, and decoding and comprehension strategies. At the secondary level, ELs receive English Language instruction in all their content classes where content-area teachers are responsible for modifying and adapting instruction and assessment. English Language/English Language Arts instruction is delivered through a Sheltered English program model by an ESL specialist who is also certified in grade-level English Language Arts.